Energy firm hit by guilty verdict

SCOTTISH and Southern Energy has been found guilty of misleading customers on door-to-door sales calls.

The energy firm’s sales agents were found to have used “misleading selling practices” when talking to people on their doorsteps between September 2008 and July 2009.

The agents used a fabricated printout that allegedly showed customers they were paying too much to their current suppliers.

The firm was found guilty at Guildford Crown Court yesterday. It will be sentenced on 27 May, and could also face a criminal hearing.