Collective switching can give consumers “more muscle”

The idea of ‘collective purchasing’, where a group of consumers sign up with a third party to get better deals from energy suppliers, was given significant support from Government today. Businesses, consumer groups, local government groups, housing organisations, charities and energy regulator Ofgem attended a round table meeting chaired by Energy Secretary Ed Davey to […]

Ofgem urged to cut energy buying red tape

An international energy broker has urged Ofgem to “cut the red tape” surrounding energy purchasing via exchanges in the UK, which it claims is “reducing competition in the power market”. Independent experts at Bergen Energi UK believe exchange access is restricted by the costs of signing up to, and the ongoing management requirements of, the […]