Special Report: Energy price cap – how did it come about?

Here’s a quick timeline that takes you through it

UK competition watchdog clears SSE-npower retail energy merger

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said the proposed tie-up would not affect householders

SSE and innogy appoint chairman designate for new energy supplier

The UK’s competition watchdog provisionally cleared the deal last month

UK competition watchdog provisionally clears SSE-npower merger

The merger is not expected to have a significant impact on standard variable tariff pricing

European Metal Recycling ordered to sell five scrap metal sites

The competition watchdog is concerned the sites bought from Metal Waste Recycling might lead to a ‘worse deal’ for suppliers and customers

UK competition watchdog clears metal recycling firms’ merger

Sims Metal Management has bought a UK metal recyler and its subsidiaries

CMA: Ofgem should regulate UK heat networks

The competition watchdog believes customers on heat networks have less protection if things go wrong

Competition watchdog demands pricing information from energy supplier

Daligas provides energy to both domestic and small and medium sized businesses

Energy price cap champion appointed to lead Ofgem

Martin Cave previously said the temporary price cap was needed to protect consumers from unfair energy price rises

Metal recycling merger could reduce competition, says CMA

The competition watchdog’s investigation found it could also lead a “worse deal” for suppliers and customers