Big Six to face competition enquiry

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The industry regulator Ofgem has called for an inquiry into “possible tacit co-ordination” of price rises by the Big Six. The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) is being called on by Ofgem to perform the investigation over the next 18 months amid fears that the energy market is not competitive, with price variations between suppliers at a minimum. Suppliers have … Read More

Tory MP wants competitive utility markets

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A senior Conservative MP has this week launched a major policy intervention, suggesting radical changes to the utilities regulators. The document was released on Monday, suggesting that draconian utility regulators like Ofgem and Ofcom should have their responsibilities for the competitive sections of the market taken away. This should be replaced with a more reactive style of regulation, by the … Read More