The business, energy and industrial strategy select committee is to hold an evidence session on 31 January on the conclusions of the energy market investigation undertaken by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

The examination was launched in 2014 over fears that the energy market was not offering a fair deal to businesses and households. Its solutions included measures to tackle the difficulties faced by microbusinesses, of which 45% are on relatively expensive default tariffs.

The committee said that it would concentrate on subjects including the role of energy regulator Ofgem and its relationship with the government; and the authority’s plans for encouraging energy users to seek better deals.

Witnesses at the session include representatives of the CMA, RWE npower, EDF Energy, First Utility, Octopus Energy, Citizens Advice, and Which?.

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