“I welcome Ofgem’s proposals and the momentum that is building behind badly-needed reforms of our energy market. Consumers will get the best deals when suppliers face tough competition and that is what both Government and regulator are working to achieve. Right now only six big companies have 99 per cent of domestic customers - energy bill payers in this country need more and better choices.
“We’ve cut red tape for small suppliers to give them a leg up into the market, and we are also working with Ofgem to deliver clearer bills and simpler tariffs. We have strengthened Ofgem’s own hand by making it harder for energy companies to block licence changes, and we are looking at beefing up Ofgem’s powers further to ensure fairer outcomes for consumers.”