Ofgem Threatened With Legal Action Over Price Cap Rise

Ofgem threatened with legal action over price cap rise


The UK energy regulator, Ofgem, is being threatened with legal action over the new energy price cap and its impact on customers.

The action is being brought by the not-for-profit Good law Project, campaign group Fuel Poverty Action and Dion Alexander, the Chair of the Highlands & Islands Housing Associations Affordable Warmth Group.

The groups are urging Ofgem to take action to protect vulnerable customers before it introduces a new energy price cap. The new price cap, expected to increase the level at which domestic energy bills are capped, is expected to be announced on Friday 26th August.

The groups have already written to Often requesting proof of impact assessments of the cap increase. According to the Good Law Project, Ofgem responded with a three-line reply, which failed to address the concerns raised.

An Ofgem spokesperson stated: “Ofgem’s priority is to protect consumers and we know that people are currently under huge pressure as bills continue to rise. We will keep working closely with the Government, consumer groups and with energy companies on what further support can be provided to help with these higher prices. We can confirm that Ofgem has received a letter from the Good Law Project and we will reply in due course.”


Gill Laing is a qualified Legal Researcher & Analyst with niche specialisms in Law, Tax, Human Resources, Immigration & Employment Law.

Gill is a Multiple Business Owner and the Managing Director of Prof Services - a Marketing Agency for the Professional Services Sector.

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