Chart of the week | Large suppliers’ business market share reduces

The publication of our Business Gas and Electricity Market Share Surveys for Q420 (with a reporting date of 31 October) has highlighted the changing dynamic of the business supply market as competitive pressure has reduced the market share of the traditional six large suppliers. In this ‘Chart of the week’, we look at different aspects of the business market share for energy supplier.

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