Colin Robinson
14 January 2015

In September 2013, at a time when energy prices were increasing, opposition leader Ed Miliband made an eye-catching proposal: a two-year freeze on the retail prices of gas and electricity. Last...
Stephen Littlechild
3 July 2014

Ofgem has referred the retail energy market for investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). This is the right decision, for the wrong reasons. Most of Ofgem’s concerns are...
Stephen Littlechild
11 June 2014
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Ofgem’s chickens are coming home to roost, and the energy market regulator now faces a choice. It must decide whether it really is sensible to enforce the restrictions on energy suppliers it...
Philip Booth
28 March 2014

It is not entirely unwelcome that the energy industry has been referred to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) by Ofgem. It may lance a festering boil; it may do some good. However, this will...
Stephen Littlechild
20 March 2014

Ofgem, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will shortly issue an assessment of how well competition in the markets for gas and electricity is serving the...
Stephen Littlechild
21 February 2013
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The Energy and Climate Change Select Committee poses the following question: Will the government’s proposals to ensure that consumers are on the cheapest tariff have any impact on fuel...
Stephen Littlechild
20 November 2012

‘The philosopher's stone is a legendary alchemical substance said to be capable of turning base metals into gold.… Efforts to discover the philosopher's stone were known as the...