Red tape slashed in boost for small energy suppliers

June 13, 2011

Smaller gas and electricity suppliers will benefit from a cut in red tape in time for next year, Energy Minister Charles Hendry announced today.

Firms with 250,000 customers or fewer will not have to take part in two government programmes – the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) and the Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP). This follows a consultation which originally proposed a threshold of 100,000 customers.

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Less Red Tape for Small Scale Energy Suppliers