ScottishPower fine 'a very strong signal' from Ofgem

The Prime Minister's official spokesman said Ofgem has given "a very strong signal" that energy companies will not "get away with" bad practice after the it fined ScottishPower £8.5 million.

Asked if David Cameron was happy with the level of the fine, he replied:

Those must be, of course, decisions for the regulator but I think it does send a strong signal in response to bad practice that was being looked at here.

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ScottishPower fined £8.5m

Energy firm ScottishPower has been agreed to pay £8.5 million to customers by the regulator Ofgem after providing misleading information through doorstep and telesales agents.