Changes afoot in the electricity supply market

No more Rolled-over contracts   Ofgem, the electricity Regulator, has specified that all suppliers must stop the practice of rolling over contracts onto higher prices, if not contacted by the customer; they must comply by April 2014.   This is a significant development for business energy users, because coming to the end of a fixed-term contract without dealing with it, usually means automatic renewal for at least a year, on prices that are often as much as 30% higher.   British Gas was the first of the major suppliers to stop this very underhand but lucrative practice, and now others

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