Energy Ombudsman

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Complaints about energy firms have soared by 81% on last year and the Energy Ombudsman had to deal with 623 of them in September alone. During the previous September there were 349 complaints. Julian Worricker asks the Ombudsman, Rev Lewis Shand Smith, about the extent of his powers, the level of public recognition, and how well his service is coping with the increased workload.

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Presenter: Julian Worricker
Producer: Sarah Swadling.

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Mon 31 Oct 2011 12:04

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