Commenting on the possibility of a merger between SSE and nPower, Claire Osborne, energy expert at uSwitch.com, says: “If this deal goes ahead it could create one of the biggest energy suppliers in the country.
“But the question for consumers will be whether this new supplier leads to improvements in pricing or customer service. The regulatory authorities will need to be satisfied that this deal works in best interest of consumers.
“Whether it’s the Big Six or the Big Five, customers have plenty of choice in the energy market with over 60 energy companies actively competing on both price and service. And with the average tariff from the Big Six now £326 more expensive than the best deal on the market, there is no need for customers to wait to see how this plays out.”
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