May 29, 2020

Oligopoly Strikes Again!

I’ve been listening to the radio intently on my drive to work every morning this week. Every time there is a news update I cannot help but think about a couple of blog posts I wrote more than a year ago about the oligopolistic nature of the UK utilities market. You can find them here […]

Oligopoly in Action… Again!

Happy New Year to all our followers. We’ve been hibernating over the festive season in Scotland but are now back. I’ll begin posting a selection of interesting articles again every couple of weeks, starting next week. A couple of months back I wrote about the market for domestic electricity and gas in the UK. You […]

Oligopoly in Action!

Domestic energy users in the UK are able to “choose” their supplier from a number of different companies. While there are some fledgling companies offering utilities services to consumers the market is dominated by the “big six” companies. Switching between companies involves signing a contract and sitting back and waiting. You also have to send […]