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BBC radio interview: SSE fined £10.5 million over sales tricks

Steve Playle from Surrey County Council Trading Standards gives his reaction to the news that energy company SSE has been fined £10.5 million by energy regulator Ofgem. You can read a statement on the subject from Surrey County Council Trading Standards here.

Response to Ofgem’s £10.5 million fine for energy supplier SSE

Steve Playle, Surrey County Council Trading Standards Investigations and Enforcement Manager, said: “We’re pleased Ofgem has finally taken action, but as far as we and consumers are concerned this is two years too late. “Surrey County Council Trading Standards made history in May 2011 when we won a landmark prosecution against SSE for using misleading … Continue reading

Council helping to slash up to £7.5 million from energy bills

After striking a blow for consumers over doorstep energy selling, Surrey County Council is launching a campaign to slash up to £7.5 million from electricity and gas bills. The big six utility firms stopped cold calling after the council’s trading standards team successfully prosecuted Scottish and Southern Energy for using door to door sellers to … Continue reading

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