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Energywatch and Postwatch: Helping and Protecting Consumers

Energywatch and Postwatch: Helping and Protecting Consumers

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Published by Stationery Office Books (TSO) .
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Open LibraryOL7320841M
ISBN 100102929793
ISBN 109780102929799
OCLC/WorldCa56997520

Energywatch is a watchdog charged with protecting and promoting the interests of all gas and electricity consumers in England, Scotland and Wales. Energywatch was created in November under the provisions of the Utility Act The current Chief Executive is Chief Executive is. Book/Printed Material Employer's perspectives on improving skills for employment / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available "HC Session , 14 December ".

The National Consumer Council, Energywatch and Postwatch will be streamlined to give consumers more coherent voice and offering better value for money E-mail this to a friend Printable version.   The SCC was affiliated to the National Consumer Council (NCC) and the Welsh Consumer Council (WCC). On 1 October the Welsh, Scottish and National Consumer Councils merged with Postwatch and energywatch to form Consumer Focus. Functions, occupations and activities: Government (central) References.

  Streamline and strengthen consumer representation by creating a new stronger consumer advocate, bringing together the National Consumer Council, Energywatch and Postwatch Ed Mayo, chief executive of the National Consumer Council, said: ‘This is a real victory for consumers and puts companies with shoddy services on notice that they will need. Consumer Focus was created through the merger of three organisations – energywatch, Postwatch and the National Consumer Council (including the Scottish and Welsh Consumer Councils) – by the Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Act Personal life. Whitty is married, with two sons from a previous marriage.


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Energywatch and Postwatch’s biggest single task has been to investigate complaints referred by consumers who are not satisfied with their service provider’s response. In Energywatch recei complaints, showing that consumers faced problems with the accuracy and timeliness of their bills, and the process of switching supplier.

Energywatch and Postwatch were established in as independent bodies to promote and protect the consumer interests in their respective markets. They were established to strengthen consumer representation in the energy and postal markets and to ensure that consumers have an effective and influential voice within the regulatory system.

The New National Consumer Council, operating as Consumer Futures, was a non-departmental public body and statutory consumer organisation in England, Wales, Scotland, and, for postal services, Northern was established by the Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Actand began operations in by the merging of Postwatch, Energywatch and the Welsh, Scottish and National Minister responsible: Vince Cable, Secretary of.

ENERGYWATCH AND POSTWATCH: HELPING AND PROTECTING CONSUMERS 11 Until Energywatch and Postwatch develop a better understanding of consumer needs, there remains a risk of failing to focus on important areas for consumers.

In particular, the approaches adopted by Energywatch and Postwatch mean that the needs of specific sub-groups, such as the. examined whether Energywatch and Postwatch have achieved benefi ts for consumers and are operating efficiently.

1 C&AG’s Report, Energywatch and Postwatch: Helping and protecting consumers (HCSession –04). Energywatch joined forces with two other campaigning groups to form a new, merged, watchdog today.

The gas and electricity consumers’ group, the National Consumer Council and Postwatch (which supervised the postal service) have now formed the new Consumer Focus organisation.

It will function primarily as a voice for British people, lobbying. Energywatch and Postwatch: Helping and Protecting Consumers. Sir John Bourn, Head of the National Audit Office, told Parliament today that Energywatch and Postwatch have achieved benefits for consumers but they need to do more to show the extent of these benefits.

Over their first three years, Energywatch and Postwatch have successfully. Both the proposed Legal Services Bill and the Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Bill - unveiled in the Queen's speech on 15 November - will make it easier for consumers to challenge rogue professionals and will also see the merger of Energywatch, Postwatch and the National Consumer Council (NCC).

Ian McCartney, the consumer minister, yesterday announced that Consumer Voice will replace the National Consumer Council, Energywatch and Postwatch. [img:| ]London, U.K.

() October 1, - U.K. energy consumers who have complaints against their energy supplier have available a new package of support and protection measures from among these is a new national consumer council, Consumer Focus, which brings together the former gas and electricity watchdog, energywatch.

From Wednesday it will merge with two other consumer bodies, Postwatch and the National Consumer Council (NCC), to create a £15m-a-year super-champion known as Consumer. The National Consumer Council, Postwatch and Energywatch will be abolished and a new single organisation called Consumer Voice established as part of.

Energywatch was constituted under the Utilities Act section 2, to protect the interests of all domestic, commercial and industrial energy (gas and electricity) consumers. On 1 OctoberConsumer Focus was created following the merger of Energywatch, Postwatch, and the National Consumer Council.

The Act also sees the launch of a new consumer representative, the National Consumer Council, which is made up of two former consumer watchdogs (energywatch and Postwatch).

The public accounts committee finds that Energywatch and Postwatch, set up in to advise consumers and deal with complaints, are failing to perform their role effectively. However, both organisations said many of the recommendations were out of date, and that improvements had been made since they gave evidence to the committee a year ago.

The formation of the new Consumer Focus organisation happens on 1st October - but some MPs remain to be convinced over its effectiveness. Energywatch joined forces with two other campaigning groups to form a new, merged, watchdog today.

The gas and electricity consumers' group, the National Consumer Council and Postwatch (which supervised the postal service) have now formed the new Consumer. History. Consumer Focus was created on 1 Octoberby the merger of Postwatch, Energywatch and the Welsh, Scottish and National Consumer Councils [2].

Energywatch. Energywatch was charged with protecting and promoting the interests of all gas and electricity consumers in England, Scotland and Wales. Energywatch was created in November under the provisions of the Utility.

Postwatch works for a better overall postal service for customers, advising Government, the Regulator (Postcomm) and Royal Mail Group on consumer views, demands and needs. Consumer Focus was created on 1 October following the merger of Energywatch, Postwatch, and the National Consumer Council.

Consumer minister Ian McCartney announced that a new organisation, to be called Consumer Voice, will replace the National Consumer Council, Energywatch and Postwatch. The BBC this week reported that the consumer watchdog Energywatch will be scrapped at the end of this watch is an independent body that monitors the gas and electricity industries.

In a move criticised my MPs as a “spectacularly bad idea”, Energywatch will be absorbed by a new multi-purpose agency, Consumer Focus. MPs on the Commons Business and Enterprise. Consumer act. Last month, the Commons Business and Enterprise Committee said the demise of Energywatch was a "spectacularly bad idea" and put consumer protection at risk.

The shake-up is part of the Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Act, which was approved last year. The Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Bill compels all UK estate agents to join a redress scheme.

About a third do not currently sign up to the voluntary Ombudsman for Estate Agents (OEA), set up by the industry. In addition, the bill will see the merger of Energywatch, Postwatch and the National Consumer Council (NCC).The service will be extended to replace the existing consumer information and advice lines provided by energywatch and Postwatch.

It may also be extended to replace the existing consumer information and advice lines provided by the Consumer Council in .