Unison calls on Ofgem to address business energy

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22nd Feb 2024

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Mollie Pinnington

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The UK's largest trade union, Unison, is urging energy regulator Ofgem to take immediate action in response to the ongoing crisis of high energy prices for businesses.

With the cost of living crisis continuing to grip the nation, there is further emphasises on the need for intervention to prevent businesses from drowning in debt.

The union has called for a comprehensive approach that addresses both short-term and long-term challenges:

  • Reduction in energy bills: Unison advocates for measures that directly lower energy costs for businesses, providing much-needed financial breathing room during this critical period.
  • Collaboration among energy companies: The union urges energy companies to work together and facilitate substantial investments across the sector, potentially leading to more sustainable and cost-effective solutions in the long run.
  • Just transition for energy workers: As the energy landscape evolves, Unison emphasises the importance of ensuring a fair outcome for energy workers through collaborative efforts and responsible planning.

A spokesperson from Unison says "The union's demands for regulatory intervention and collaboration among energy companies mark a crucial step towards a more equitable and sustainable future for the energy sector."

Unisons concerns echo those of other organizations and individuals struggling with the burden of high energy prices. The call to action underscores the need for immediate and comprehensive solutions to address this complex issue, safeguarding both businesses and consumers from the detrimental effects of the ongoing energy crisis.

It remains to be seen how Ofgem will respond to Unison’s demands. However, the union's initiative highlights the growing pressure on policymakers and regulators to find effective solutions that ensure a more stable and affordable energy future for all stakeholders in the UK.

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