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Energy: Competition

Question for Department for Energy and Climate Change

UIN 9839, tabled on 10 September 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps she is taking to increase competition in the energy supply market.

Answered on

15 September 2015

There are now 25 independent suppliers in the domestic retail market providing more competition and choice for consumers.

The Government has made it quicker and easier for consumers to switch supplier. We are now working with Ofgem towards next day switching.

We have supported Ofgem’s reforms to make the retail market simpler, clearer and fairer and to increase liquidity in the wholesale electricity market.

In addition the Government has backed Ofgem’s referral of the energy market for investigation by the Competition and Market Authority.

Answered by

Department for Energy and Climate Change