New rules set for energy price comparison sites

Energy price comparison websites will have to meet tighter standards under new rules set by Ofgem. Many sites have been accused of hiding the cheapest tariffs from consumers, in favour of deals which will give them a cut. Those that have been accredited with the regulator’s voluntary consumer ‘Confidence Code’ will now have to make […]

Confidence Code ‘stamp’ for energy comparison sites

Energy comparison websites that “make the grade” can now display a Confidence Code ‘badge’ which tells consumers they can trust the sites’ advice. Ofgem proposed making the changes to the voluntary code of practice after its research found more consumers are using comparison sites to shop around for the best energy deals and switch suppliers. […]

Ofgem to manage code of practice for energy comparison sites

Ofgem has now taken over management of a code of practice used by energy price comparison websites for households. Managed by Consumer Focus since 2008, the Confidence Code ensures that websites accredited through the code have to make sure that prices they quote for energy deals and information given about the offers are done in […]