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Dean Kirby Northern Correspondent
  • Manchester
  • inews

Dean Kirby is Northern Correspondent for i and a member of i's investigations team.

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236 Articles
6 days ago
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BBC chairman under further pressure over claims he helped friend get a job at the corporation

Mr Sharp put forward Caroline Daniel, a public relations executive and former editor of the FT’s Weekend edition, for...

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9 days ago
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Energy firms force-fitted 92,000 prepay meters, a 41% increase, as bills rocketed last year

A four-month investigation by i revealed how courts were granting hundreds of the warrants to firms’ debt agents in a...

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10 days ago
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Prepayment meter customers will be charged the same as those on direct debits, Hunt confirms

i’s long-running investigation exposed how families have been forced onto prepayment meters

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11 days ago
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Ban on forced installation of prepayment meters to be extended indefinitely

The code will be legally enforceable and will also cover the remote switching of smart meters to prepayment, i unders...

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about 1 month ago
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Labour would change law to permanently ban 'vile' force-fitting of prepayment energy meters

Courts in Scotland are still considering energy firms' warrants to force-fit prepayment meters, while those in Englan...

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about 1 month ago
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As Centrica posts record profits, prepayment meter families are in the dark over compensation

After Centrica's record £3.3bn profits, one figure remains unknown: the amount of compensation energy firms are willi...

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about 1 month ago
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MPs call for Centrica to use 'obscene' profits to compensate prepayment meter victims

British Gas's parent company has reported record profits of £3.3bn after energy firms were told by Ofgem to halt the ...

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about 1 month ago
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Energy firms threaten higher bills for all customers after prepayment meter ban

Ofgem is facing criticism after its chief executive acknowledged in a letter to suppliers that unrecoverable debts ‘m...

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about 1 month ago
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Energy firms agree to stop forcing vulnerable families on to prepayment meters

An investigation by i found courts had granted hundreds of thousands of warrants letting companies break into homes t...

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about 2 months ago
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Sunak's reshuffle raises fears key policies on housing and prepay meters may be under threat

Prime Minister's reshuffle means fifth housing minister in 12 months, sparking anger over failure to grip housing crisis

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about 2 months ago
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Prepayment meter ban a huge step but questions over compensation and remote switching remain

There are parallels with the 90s when water companies were banned from forcibly disconnecting customers - measures to...

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about 2 months ago
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Forced installations of prepayment meters halted as courts ordered to stop issuing warrants

The top judge in England and Wales has intervened after a two-month investigation by i found magistrates granted more...

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