Ever wanted to give your energy supplier’s CEO a piece of your mind?
You now have the chance as MPs on the Energy and Climate Change Committee are accepting questions from households to put to suppliers during the 16 April inquiry into energy prices, profits and poverty.
UK energy suppliers are to face what is being called a “trial by Twitter” next week when bosses attend an evidence hearing at the House of Commons.
The public have until midnight Thursday to post their questions using the hashtag #AskEnergyFirms. Energy providers in attendance include British Gas, SSE, EDF, E.ON, Scottish Power and npower, as well as small suppliers OVO Energy and Good Energy.
MPs will select from submitted questions to put toward energy’s senior figures.
A lot to answer
The hearing comes as the average household energy bill is a hard-hitting £1,353 a year, and just a week after both Ovo Energy announced a price rise of £68 a year, and Co-op Energy announced a price rise of £100.
Meanwhile, recently published research found that UK consumers are collectively in debt to the energy suppliers to the tune of £637m. This is an increase over last year’s debt amount by £159m.
And consumers are likely to see more price rises as experts predict that increases are on the horizon after a long UK winter and a record-breaking March.