The "Big Six" provide 80% of domestic energy. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Archive/PA Images

Podcast: time to tackle the energy oligopoly

As part of #consumerVproducer week at UnHerd, we’ve taken a closer look a one of the most concentrated consumer markets of all – energy.

Despite some increase in competition over the last few years, the “Big Six” still dominate, accounting for 80% of domestic energy provision. Why is that bad for consumers? Because their prices are on average higher and their service worse.

In this 25 minutes podcast, I talk to Henry de Zoete, co-founder of Look After My Bills, Scott Corfe, Chief Economist at the Social Market Foundation, and UnHerd’s Peter Franklin about breaking the energy oligopoly and getting consumers a better deal.

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