Age UK and E.ON suspend controversial energy tariff

Energy company E.ON and charity Age UK have temporarily suspended a branded energy deal. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire/PA Images

Energy company E.ON and charity Age UK have temporarily suspended a branded energy deal following criticism of the deal.

Age UK was alleged to have exploited its position as a trusted charity after The Sun newspaper claimed it was earning £6 million a year from E.ON by pushing expensive tariffs to the elderly.

A spokesman for the electricity and gas provider said the decision had been made on "a mutual basis".

The change will come into effect on Wednesday 10 February.