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Energy Act 2011

Section 26:  Energy suppliers not to be treated as carrying on ancillary credit business

92.This section amends the Consumer Credit Act 1974 so as to exempt energy suppliers from the need to obtain an Office of Fair Trading licence in carrying out the functions required of them under the Green Deal.

93.Subsection (4) of section 21 of that Act exempts energy suppliers from the need for a licence where they are carrying out functions comprising or relating to debt-adjusting, debt-counselling, debt-collecting or debt administration, in relation to payments due under a green deal plan associated with the supplier.

94.Subsection (5) of that section specifies that a green deal plan is associated with a supplier where a supplier is collecting payments under that plan.

95.Subsection (6) of that section defines the terms ‘green deal plan’ and ‘relevant energy supplier’ by reference to sections 1 and 2 of this Act.

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