NO: Julie Mellor, the Parliamentary & Health Service Ombudsman, is urging more carers to come forward and express concerns & complaints about public services if they have had a raw deal.
At the start of Carers Week (10-16 June), which is highlighting the woeful lack of information & support for carers, she is calling for carers to voice their concerns if they are experiencing problems with public services. These could involve treatment by the NHS, difficulties with entitlement to benefits or employment-related issues.
Ofgem: Ofgem has published final proposals that will give independent energy suppliers a more level playing field to compete against their larger rivals. They will also increase competition between the big 6 who, together with the 2 largest independent power generators will be required to trade fairly with small suppliers. Consultation closes on 9 August 2013.
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