Updated: DECC warned it could 'blow' £11.3bn smart meter budget

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National Audit Office report warns national smart meter programme could fail to deliver value for money

The government will be urged today to revise plans for the imminent national rollout of 53 million smart meters, as the National Audit Office warns that the cost of the scheme could spiral beyond the original...

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