What are the barriers to energy market liquidity? You don’t know and you don’t care? Well, maybe it’s worth a little of your attention because as business energy users, it affects you and the future of your energy supply and billing in the UK.
Economists probably have a more technical term, be it ‘closed market’ or similar but we consider the energy market to be a disfunctional one – and one that is in need of the energy brokers such as Torse, making sense of it. continue
Haven Power it seems have taken an Autumnal leaf out of the fashion industry’s book lately. They have taken the view that if you continue offering the same product year after year, season after season, interest can stagnate and relying on the simple core demand for your product is not sufficient in what is becoming a much less straightforward energy marketplace. So, as we head into Winter, Haven are announcing a whole new line of products that they are enthusiastically parading down the proverbial catwalk of the UK business energy marketplace.
The usual problems that consumers face when are dealing with suppliers are: Lack of clarity on tariff structures and bills: inaccurate meter readings; lack of communication regarded to contract rollover and renewal letters; complicated paperwork and procedures that the consumer does not understand. Ofgem have reported that one of the most significant factors affecting the way suppliers behave is the fact that ‘The Big Six’ control the majority of energy supply and associated contracts in the UK domestic and non-domestic energy market. The Big Six are of course, British Gas (20 million business and domestic customers), EDF Energy (5.7 million domestic customers), E.ON (5.3 million customers), npower (6.5 million business and domestic customers), Scottish Power (5.2 million customers), SSE (9.6 million customers). Unfortunately there is no end in sight to this unhealthy oligopoly but there are ways of ensuring that your own dealings with these companies ensure you have the maximum choice and opportunities to save money. continue
Mark Johnson, a director of Torse Ltd, is interviewed by Maria Loreto Urbina regarding the current energy market in the UK with regards to pricing fluctuation, long term contracts and advice for existing and new clients wishing to renew their energy contracts
Here is a brief summary of issues discussed
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