Energy companies became unwitting punching bags in the recent run-up to the general election, as both the major parties saw an opportunity to win favour with the public by promising energy price cuts, hitting back against the 'big six' groups that control 85 per cent of the UK retail electricity market and 83 per cent of the gas market. However, in recent years the UK energy markets have seen an increasing number of companies looking to provide both energy supply and wider energy services. And while our view on the London-listed members of the big six has cooled in recent months, there are still pockets of value among the smaller players.
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