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Ofgem confirms energy price cap

Ofgem has confirmed that the energy price cap will come into force on 1 January 2019.

The cap will be set at £1,137 per year for a typical dual fuel customer paying by direct debit, offering price protection for 11 million consumers on poor value default tariffs.

Read more | Nov 06, 2018

Vulnerability: one definition to rule them all?

Vulnerability was one of the main discussion points at the fringe event we held at the Conservative Party conference earlier this month.

The debate focused on how best to define, identify and serve vulnerable consumers.

Read more | Oct 23, 2018

Ombudsman Services takes seat on government-backed housing group

Ombudsman Services is part of a new working group of housing experts tasked by the government with helping to raise standards across the property agent sector.

Read more | Oct 12, 2018

Responsible technology: think-tank calls for independent digital regulation

Technology think-tank Doteveryone has set out its vision for a new independent regulatory body to provide oversight of the internet.

Read more | Oct 11, 2018

New telecoms industry rules: key points for consumers

Wide-ranging new rules designed to give consumers greater protection came into force for the telecoms industry earlier this week.

Read more | Oct 05, 2018

Five things we learned at the Labour conference

Earlier this week we held a fringe event at the Labour Party conference, called Transforming UK Markets to Work for Consumers.

Read more | Sep 28, 2018

Chief Executive Matt Vickers comments on the Citizens Advice report about customer loyalty

Commenting on a new Citizens Advice report out today, which reveals that customers are losing out on over £4bn a year by staying loyal to companies, Ombudsman Services chief executive Matthew Vickers said..

Read more | Sep 28, 2018

Energy Ombudsman statement on Ofgem's complaints survey

Ofgem has today published its biennial complaints survey, which looks at how effectively larger energy suppliers are handling complaints compared to two years ago. Matthew Vickers, Chief Executive at the Energy Ombudsman, comments.

Read more | Sep 27, 2018

£750 billion of purchases under-protected every year

More than half (59%) of all purchases made in 2017 were in sectors without adequate levels of consumer protection, a new report by Ombudsman Services (OS) has found.

Read more | Sep 21, 2018

Ombudsman Services withdraws from property and housing sector

Ombudsman Services (OS) is reminding property and housing companies that today (Monday 6 August) marks its last day handling consumer complaints in the sector.

Any company that provides sales, lettings or managing agency services and is still signed up with Ombudsman Services for dispute resolution will need to switch to either The Property Ombudsman or the Property Redress Scheme.

Read more | Aug 26, 2018