Thousands more pre-payment energy meters have been forcibly installed in people’s homes in recent years, according to figures released by the energy regulator.

Ofgem, which supplied the figures in response to a freedom of information request from BBC Radio 5 Live, said it is “looking into reasons behind the increase” and added that installing pre-payment meters (PPMs) under warrant should be used as a “last resort”.

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