The deadline for completing the installation of smart meters should be delayed by three years to prevent shoddy installations and rising costs, the charity that represents consumers has said. Energy companies are obliged to make all reasonable efforts to install them in every home and business by the end of 2020. Citizens Advice has called for that deadline to be extended to 2023, warning that the timescale for the £11 billion scheme is “unrealistic” and “risks reduced value for money for consumers”. It says that an array of problems with installations need to be fixed or else consumers will be deterred from accepting the meters.
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