British Gas to end doorstep selling (other providers not so sure)
A while ago, we reported that British Gas were considering putting an end to those doorstep callers who come and bother you at home while you're having your tea to tell you about something you've invariably already sorted out online.
Well, it seems they're going through with it, saying that there'll be no more selling on your doorstep! Great news right?
Not quite. That's because the 300 cold-calling staff who cold-call at your door may still turn up, only this time, they'll be telling you about British Gas' home insulation.
Meanwhile, the other big energy firms aren't looking like they'll be pulling their staff off our lawns. EDF and Scottish Power have point-blank refused to end this odious practice and E.ON and npower are still dithering over a decision, presumably waiting to see if everyone applauds British Gas or not.
The only people actually stopping doorstep activity altogether are Scottish & Southern Energy, but they were pretty much forced into it after they were found guilty of mis-selling to customers.
With Scottish Power, SSE, EDF and npower all under investigation by Ofgem about dodgy practises, we can only hope that more follow suit.