Some two thirds of consumers remain on a standard variable tariff, which can mean they are paying as much as £300 per annum more than they need too. While there are as many as 30 retail suppliers of gas and/or electricity supplying the market today, surveys suggest more than 30 per cent of respondents have never considered switching supplier, which would equate to some 9 million households across the UK.
This report recommends a significant simplification of energy bills to improve consumer engagement.
Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment supportAcross the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.
Making markets: The City's role in industrial strategyTo tackle climate change, we need a significant increase in public and private capital investment.
Broken hearted: A spotlight paper on cardiovascular diseaseProgress on cardiovascular disease was a significant driver of better health and prosperity in the latter half of the 20th century, however progress has recently stalled – with indications it may be in reverse.