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CMA: scatter of remedies aims to persuade consumers to drive a more effective market

In initial recommendations from its energy market investigation, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) sought some institutional changes. But its main focus was on making disengaged customers more active to drive long-term improvements in the market. Janet Wood reports

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has extended until 5 August its deadline for responses to a suite of proposed remedies intended to sharpen competition in the industry.
At the highest level the Authority identified failures in clarifying the roles and responsibilities of Ofgem and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc), and giving the regulator the necessary tools.

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