Energy companies have been given the go-ahead to chase unpaid energy bills again – although they have been warned not to be aggressive in their pursuit.
Regulator Ofgem has told suppliers it is not in anyone’s interests for an open-ended debt collection delay.
Many households are benefitting from coronavirus-related payment holidays.
But bailiffs have been banned from knocking on doors for another two months to collect other unpaid debts, such as parking fines or council tax.
The government has said that the current restrictions on civil enforcement officers would continue until 24 August. (BBC)