Responding to Ofgem’s non-domestic review, Emma McClarkin, Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association said:
“This long-awaited review from Ofgem which publicly notes the unacceptable behaviour of energy suppliers towards businesses over the past year is welcome.
“Unfortunately, these recommendations have been too slow coming, and a failure to act sooner has cost businesses across the country millions of pounds and undue stress for months on end. Poor supplier behaviour has also led to the hospitality unfairly being seen as a risky sector.
“Now, what we need is these recommendations to urgently become policy and take effect giving reassurance that the same behaviour won't be allowed to happen again, and that the businesses and livelihoods of people across the country won't be at the mercy of huge energy supplier costs again. Given the clear need for further action, we will continue to work with Ofgem and the Government to ensure pubs and breweries receive fair deals and treatment when it comes to their contracts in the future."