SSE Energy Services responds to Ofgem’s new tests for energy suppliers

Responding to Ofgem’s announcement regarding new tests for suppliers entering the energy market, Stephen Forbes, Chief Commercial Officer and Co-Head of SSE Energy Services, said:

“It’s welcome that Ofgem is introducing tougher, new entry tests for companies and directors looking to join the energy market. These changes are urgently needed to protect customers from poor customer service and unsustainable pricing. We would like to see Ofgem go further and now introduce regular checks for suppliers already in the market, ensuring they remain fit for purpose, similar to those used by the FCA for financial institutions. Our hope is these changes rid the market of unscrupulous suppliers and directors while creating a more stable and competitive market for customers.”