CMA report finds competition in the energy market is not working as it should.

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CMA has yesterday published it’s report of the energy market:

Roger Witcomb, Chairman of the energy market investigation, said among other points:

– There are millions of customers paying too much for their energy bills – but they don’t have to.

– Whilst competition is delivering benefits to increasing numbers of customers, mainly through the growth of smaller suppliers with cheaper fixed-price deals, the majority of us are still on more expensive default tariffs. Many customers do not shop around to see if there’s a better deal out there – let alone switch. The confusing way energy is measured and billed can make comparing deals understandably daunting.

While this relates to the domestic market, it also very much applies to commercial customers.
Far too many businesses just allow their contract to auto-renew with their current supplier or go onto a variable or even deemed rate.
Either way they can end up paying ££££’s more than necessary, which in a tight economic climate can weigh heavily onto their profit margins.

This report should serve as reminder to pass on copies of your current gas & electricity bills to your trusted energy broker.
Once received Alpine Utilities Ltd will analyse your bills and check whether immediate action needs to be taken or make a note on our diary to contact you nearer the time.