EDF Energy ‘incentivised sales team to push for top price tariff’ As the nation struggles to pay spiralling fuel bills, The Argus can reveal how Sussex-based EDF Energy enticed its sales staff to sign customers onto the most expensive tariffs in exchange for higher rates of commission. Ben Leo reports.
The heat is on energy companies this week as one MP declared: “They don’t grasp the extent of public disgust towards them.”
Those were the words of Tim Yeo, the chairman of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee, following revelations that nPower hadn’t been paying corporation tax and SSE, formerly known as Scottish and Southern Energy, were fined a record £10.5m for mis-selling gas and electricity.
EDF Energy 'incentivised sales team to push for top price tariff