• Commercial and market outlook

    Chart of the week | Getting the balance right – a new approach to policy costs?

    A new report from research consultancy Public First has argued that the government should move the costs of energy policy from being heavily on electricity bills onto government expenditure. In this 'Chart of the week', we look at the four models for rebalancing put forward in the report. Options for...

  • Commercial and market outlook

    Chart of the week | White Paper majors on fairness and affordability

    December saw the release of the long-awaited, several times delayed Energy White Paper (EWP). In this 'Chart of the week', we consider the changes the EWP has in mind for the retail market and its governance. The average household’s dual fuel energy bill in 2019 was similar to 2010. However,...

  • Regulation and policy

    Chart of the week | Reassuringly expensive

    In this week's Chart of the week looks at the rise third-party charges (TPCs). These have been on the rise with costs to the households almost doubled since the start of the decade. We also explore the reasons behind the general uptrend in TPCs. As well as this we forecast...