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Energy: Debts

Question for Department for Energy and Climate Change

UIN HL4627, tabled on 2 February 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of families with children currently in debt to their energy companies.

Answered on

12 February 2015

The Department does not hold information on how many families are in debt with their energy companies.

Ofgem closely monitors domestic energy suppliers’ performance and publishes information in relation to debt owed by domestic electricity and gas accounts holders in Great Britain, but they do not publish data relating to families with children. At the end of 2013, latest data available, 1.5 million domestic electricity account holders and 1.4 million domestic gas account holders were in debt to their energy supplier:

https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/ofgem-publications/92186/annualreport2013finalforpublication.pdf.

Answered by

Department for Energy and Climate Change