MPs call for evidence on energy price-comparison websites

electricity bills2MPs on the Energy and Climate Change Committee will take evidence on Energy price comparison websitesin early 2015  – and today have called for interested parties to submit evidence by 14 January 2015.

Energy price comparison websites play an important role in helping consumers switch energy supplier by providing comparisons of different energy plans.  

In recent months concerns have been raised about the way in which these websites operate. The evidence session will explore a range of issues, including:

  • The role of energy price comparison websites and how they operate;
  • Transparency of commission received for different energy plans;
  • Consumer trust in energy price comparison websites; and
  • Arrangements for oversight of these websites, for example through the ‘Confidence Code’, a Code of Practice that governs independent energy price comparison sites.

Submissions should be no longer than 3,000 words and sent to: ecc@parliament.uk

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