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Share of big six and local energy system growth in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018

This statistic shows whether residents in the United Kingdom (UK) believe that the market share of the Big Six energy supply companies should be broken up to allow smaller, cleaner and locally owned energy systems to grow. The vast majority of respondents agree with this, with just 10 percent not agreeing.

Of the so called "Big Six", British Gas had the largest market share, followed by SSE.

Should the market share of the Big Six be broken up to allow smaller, cleaner and locally owned energy systems to grow? *

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Source

Release date

August 2018

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

July 20 to 24, 2018

Number of respondents

2,005 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

*Question originally phrased as "The Big Six energy retailers currently control approximately 80% of the UK’s household energy market. Should the market share of the Big Six be broken up to allow smaller, cleaner and locally owned energy systems to grow?"

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