Consultation on proposed drafting for the Confidence Code to reflect January 2015 policy changes

Publication date
30th January 2015
Closing date
27th February 2015
Policy areas
Status

In 2013 we took over responsibility for the Confidence Code, a voluntary code of practice for domestic energy price comparison sites, from Consumer Focus. The Code insists that its members follow key principles, providing reassurance to consumers about the independence, transparency, accuracy, and reliability of the service.

We have reviewed the Code’s requirements and in August 2014 we consulted on a package of changes to strengthen the protections it provides consumers and to reflect changes made as part of the Retail Market Review. We have considered stakeholder responses and have set out our decision on the policy changes to the Code that we consulted on in August. This document sets out our envisaged drafting to reflect these policy changes.

We welcome feedback on the proposed Code drafting by 27 February 2015.