Unspent EBSS money should be used to end standard credit premium

Unspent funds from the government’s Energy Bills Support Scheme (EBSS) should be redistributed to end the premium faced by standard credit customers, an industry expert has urged. Peter Smith, director of policy and advocacy at charity National Energy Action, was speaking after it was recently revealed that £130 million worth of EBSS vouchers for prepayment meter (PPM) customers remained unclaimed with only a month to go before the deadline. He told Utility Week that the charity believed it is “absolutely vital” that the funding is targeted at the people who have been worst hit by the energy crisis.

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