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End of the 'big six'?

End of the 'big six'?

One could almost feel sorry for the big six energy suppliers. In recent years, the giants who make up around 80 per cent of the UK’s gas and electricity supply markets – British Gas (owned by Centrica (CNA), EDF, E.ON, RWE NPower, Scottish Power and SSE (SSE) – have been targeted by political rhetoric around the cost of default price plans, known as the standard variable tariff (SVT), and moves from regulators and government to increase the level of competition in the market. This has led to a significant number of customer losses, with no clear end in sight.

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