Friday, 7 December 2012

Green energy experts call for stronger consumer protection


Renewable energy experts H2ecO and YouGen, a national independent renewable energy website, are calling on the Government to ban ‘deal on the day’ consumer sales calls.

The call for increased protection comes following examples of pressurised selling practices taking place in people’s homes, and is also hot on the heels of the Office of Fair Trading saying that consumers have made a record 35,000 complaints about doorstep traders.

An open letter has been sent to Minister for Consumer Affairs Jo Swinson and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker asking them to amend statutory regulations with regard to sales tactics and practices in the home, with Annette Brooke, Lib Dem MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole giving the campaign her backing.

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