Pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill Contents

Contents

Summary

1 The draft Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill

Pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill

Improving fairness and effective competition

2 The cost of inaction

A two-tier market

Protecting vulnerable customers through data-sharing

Ofgem’s role in protecting customers

Distribution networks

A defective market

The Big Six

3 The case for an absolute price cap

Relative or absolute price cap?

Lessons from Northern Ireland

Alternative measures

Timing for the Bill

4 Recommended changes to the Bill - How the cap is set

Subsection 1(6): the criteria to set the cap

5 Recommended changes to the Bill - The green tariff loophole

Clause 3: green electricity tariffs

Green gas tariffs

6 Measuring success and removing the cap

Clauses 6 and 7: the sunset clause

Clauses 6 and 7: the conditions for effective competition

Clause 6: Smart meters

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes

Witnesses

Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament





9 February 2018