British power companies to inform clients of best tariffs: government


LONDON–Britain’s main energy suppliers from autumn will regularly inform customers about the best available tariffs to enable households to better meet their specific needs, the UK government said on Wednesday. The commitments secured by the government will mean that the big six energy companies — EDF, E.ON, British Gas, Scottish and Southern Energy, Scottish Power and RWE nPower — will write to customers every year to specifically tell them what the best tariff is for them and how to get it, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said on Wednesday in London. “As of this autumn, your supplier will have to contact you with the best tariff for your needs. And if you call them, they’ll have to offer you the best deal too,” Clegg said, adding that energy companies had also confirmed a commitment to simplify tariffs.