Can Ofgem code get rid of energy TPI cowboys?

Ofgem’s review of firms which act as go-betweens for customers and suppliers in the energy sector has been described as “too vague” – but others believe some of their plans would get rid of the “cowboys”. The regulator is carrying out an investigation of third party intermediaries or TPIs – which includes switching websites, energy […]

Leading expert paints a gloomy picture for energy users

Householders and businesses could soon face another round of gas and electricity price hikes, according to an energy expert. Presenting at the Utilities Intermediaries Association (UIA) annual conference, Robert Buckley (pictured), Director of Cornwall Energy painted a gloomy picture for energy prices. He said third party charges and non-commodity costs would go up significantly as […]

UIA Event at the NEC

The Utilities Intermediaries Association hosts one event a year which is open to those outside of membership.  This Year’s seminar will take place on the 22nd May at the NEC and will address issues that members feel most affects the Tpi market.  The cost is a moderate £150 ex VAT for  Brokers / Energy Consultants/ […]

Brokers’ trade body reviews code of practice

A brokers’ trade body is reviewing its code of practice to try and put to bed myths about how it operates. The Utilities Intermediaries Association has issued a call for brokers, suppliers, consumer groups and government to contribute to its review so it can make sure it has an “acceptable code”. There has been a […]

“Confusion” over TPI regulation grows

Brewing unease over who checks up on energy consultants and brokers has taken on a new twist with the launching of a petition to demand the watchdog Ofgem step in and take action. Worries were first stoked when E.ON proposed launching its own code of practice for TPIs or third party intermediaries last month. TPIs […]

Concerns over E.ON’s new energy sales standards

Energy supplier E.ON is getting involved in a business that is of “no concern” to them as a supplier, according to a trade association. The comment was made as the power provider announced its ‘Third Party Intermediary (TPI) Code of Practice’, which is a set of industry standards for energy sales in the UK. TPIs […]