Editorial – Ofgem to now talk at our TPI roadshows

As you couldn’t have failed to notice, our Code of Conduct Crusade is firmly underway. It’s certainly got a bit of debate going and if you saw my last editorial […]

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By Sumit Bose

As you couldn’t have failed to notice, our Code of Conduct Crusade is firmly underway. It’s certainly got a bit of debate going and if you saw my last editorial you’ll know the UIA have got involved too.

I welcome this, we may not share a lot in common but I believe the UIA has the interests of the TPI sector in mind and ELN is happy to work with them, so watch this space.

Now onto more pressing matters, I am delighted to say that our campaign has got Ofgem interested and they are more than willing to engage with our audience. I am expecting a formal response to the points I raised soon but in the meantime two things have happened.

Today we reported the deadline for the consultation on the code of conduct has been extended until June 30 and I certainly welcome this. It means Ofgem is listening and realises perhaps more opinions need to be canvassed. And in this regard I am very happy to say Rob Church, Associate Partner at Ofgem will now be attending our TELCA roadshows for brokers taking place in Manchester, Birmingham and Reading on May 20,21,22 respectively.

I appreciate Rob stepping up to the plate and he will be answering questions as well as listening to your opinions. So if you want to get yourself heard we still have a limited number of places at all three roadshows so please email us and get on the list.

And remember if you can’t make any of the roadshows you can still give us your opinion which we will pass onto Ofgem directly by emailing [email protected]

This is just the start of what we want to do and we need your help, if Ofgem are willing to listen it’s only right to use this time to communicate with them, so the final format of the code is one that works for the whole industry.

So DO get involved and remember you can always talk to us on twitter too using #TPIccc.