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Issue 884 | CMA Review of the PPM Cap

Issue 884 | CMA Review of the PPM Cap

Steven Britton Steven Britton Senior Analyst

1 Assessment & recommendation The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced a decision on 31 January to launch a review of the future of the Energy Market Investigation (Prepayment Charge Restriction) Order 2016, which enacts the prepayment meter (PPM) price cap. Following a request for views as to whether or not to conduct a review, the CMA has decided to proceed, recognising that the cap is set to expire at the end of December 2020. As this date was originally chosen to coincide with the scheduled completion of the smart meter rollout, the CMA plans to evaluate the speed and scale of the rollout ...

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