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'Big Six' energy firms to face major competition inquiry

Energy regulator Ofgem has called for the "Big Six" gas and electricity providers to face a full-scale competition inquiry.

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Labour: Ofgem report 'an admission of failure'

Ofgem's report into the grip the "Big Six" gas and electricity providers have on Britain's energy supply is "an admission of failure" on the part of the regulator, according to the Shadow Minister for Energy.

Labour's Caroline Flint said Ofgem's "state of the market" report into the energy industry proved the watchdog was failing to make sure the industry was competitive.

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