In the context of multiple u-turns by the Tory government on the implementation of a universal cap on energy tariffs, Ofgem brought a proposal to institute a limited cap for some ‘vulnerable’ customers, as determined by their receipt of the Warm Homes Discount. With the exception of a core group, the money available to fund this payment for the 2 million households eligible is limited, and distributed on a first-come-first-served basis. More than a million people are therefore arbitrarily excluded from the WHD, and may, as a consequence, also lose out on an absolutely vital cap on their energy tariffs.
Last week, we wrote a response to their consultation, which you can find in our Resources section. In it, we argue for the implementation of a universal cap, and failing that the extension of the currently very limited cap to everyone who is eligible for Warm Home Discount, whether or not they actually receive it.
Now, together with disability organisations, we have written Ofgem a letter to that effect, which we will deliver to their HQ at 9 Millbank at 11am Tuesday, 21st November.
We invite all of you to join us there on the day!
We also invited other organisations to sign on and add their voice to ours – see the last page of the letter below. (you can download it here if you can’t see it below)