Part 5 of the Digital Economy Act 2017 gives government powers to share personal information across organisational boundaries to improve public services. The consultation proposes adding the safeguard tariff for vulnerable consumers at risk of fuel poverty to the list in section 36(3) of the Act, which currently includes measures such as the Warm Home Discount and the Energy Company Obligation scheme.
The deadline to respond to the consultation is 26 February 2018.
To download the consultation documents, see:
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultat ... rgy-tariff
The BBC reported on this on 11 February, see
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