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How do prepayment meters work and why is there a crackdown on them?

January 23, 2023

Via: Sky News

The regulator has said it will take legal action against any supplier that forces customers onto a prepayment meter and the government is issuing firms with a “cease and desist” order.

It comes as courts are overwhelmed with warrant requests from suppliers – despite rules in place to stop forced switches.

How do prepayment meters work?

Prepayment meters are pay-as-you go gas and electricity meters. They can be topped up online or with a card at certain shops and post offices.

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