Age UK suspends energy tariff in face of widespread media criticism
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Age UK suspends energy tariff in face of widespread media criticism

10 Feb 2016 | Finance | David Ainsworth

Age UK has suspended an energy deal it recommended to pensioners, and which a Sun investigation claimed led supporters to overpay for gas and electricity.

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