The unintended outcomes of suspending forced prepayment meters
Prof. Len Shackleton quoted in i News
Matthew Lesh writes in The Spectator
Andy Mayer quoted in City AM
“Putting up the cost of serving vulnerable customers with expensive interventions, however well intended, risks suppliers avoiding such customers, as to take them on in larger numbers than rivals renders them uncompetitive.
“This in turn will compel the government to create either a social supplier of last resort, or subsidise social tariffs, which will spread the risk, but encourage welfare fraud to avoid higher bills.”
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