Implementation of the CMA remedies

In July 2014 we referred the energy market for investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). We referred the market as we didn’t think competition was working as well as it could for consumers. 

Investigation progress

The CMA published its final report on 24 June 2016. The report contains over 30 remedies, of which 26 fall to Ofgem to implement. 

Ofgem’s next steps

In August 2016 we published an open letter on our Implementation Strategy. This outlined our approach, priorities and key milestones, together with how we will engage with stakeholders. We have now also published our detailed Implementation Plan.

We will work to implement the final remedies to ensure benefits are maximised for consumers. You can access further publications and outputs relevant to our resulting programme of work in the publications and update feed below.

We'll be publishing a regular update with details of specific activities in this area. To register to receive these communications, please email us using the address below.

Consumer progress panel

Ofgem has established a panel of consumer experts. The purpose of the consumer progress panel is to advise Ofgem, particularly regarding how to secure the maximum possible consumer benefit from its implementation of the CMA remedies as contained in its Final Report. You can find the minutes of panel meetings here:

Further information

For queries on the remedies programme, please email remedies@ofgem.gov.uk.

Publications and updates

  • Published: 12th Feb 2018
  • Reports and plans
  • 1 Associated documents
Information on our collective switch trial we are running from February 2018.

  • Published: 12th Feb 2018
  • Reports and plans
  • 2 Associated documents
Early research results from our ‘Check Your Energy Deal’ trial testing a database remedy for disengaged customers.

  • Published: 20th Dec 2017
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
The Revised Ofgem Confidence Code December 2017 is published in line with Ofgem's Decision on Estimated Annual Costs for Domestic Consumers.

  • Published: 20th Dec 2017
  • Decisions
  • 4 Associated documents
This paper sets out our decision on changes to the estimated annual cost requirements so they remain fit-for-purpose in a rapidly changing market.

  • Published: 24th Nov 2017
  • Consultations and responses, Charts and data, Guidance, Open letters and correspondence, Reports and plans
  • 1 Associated documents
In summer 2017, Ofgem completed a large-scale randomised control trial. We have published a summary of the results and the next steps we intend to take.

  • Published: 1st Nov 2017
  • Closed: 29th Nov 2017
  • Consultations and responses
  • 2 Associated documents
This paper sets out our proposal for how we intend to amend the estimated annual cost requirements so they remain fit-for-purpose in a rapidly changing market.

  • Published: 12th Oct 2017
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 4 Associated documents
We are holding workshops on the code governance remedies to inform our thinking and provide a further opportunity to seek your views.

  • Published: 11th Oct 2017
  • Decisions
  • 3 Associated documents
Our decision to allow suppliers to roll their domestic customers onto further fixed-term tariffs at the end of their existing fixed-term deals.

  • Published: 26th Sep 2017
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
Notice of reasons to issue a direction to a supplier, enabling Ofgem to conduct a trial to prompt greater consumer engagement in the energy market.

  • Published: 1st Sep 2017
  • Decisions, Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
This document sets out our decision to proceed with the wording of the Confidence Code as proposed in the July 2017 publication.

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