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Npower business energy customers say energy red tape must be scrapped or simplified
Npower has revealed that business energy customers believe that energy red tape must be scrapped or simplified to ensure future investment.
These are the findings of a consultation by npower among business energy (http://www.npower.com/
The results of npower's consultation, which is still ongoing, will be fed back to government as part of its Red Tape Challenge initiative. The government consultation on the energy sector formally opens on the 25th of November.
Against a backdrop of political debate on how to best regulate the energy industry, npower (http://www.npower.com/
The CRC, perhaps unsurprisingly, received most attention, with over two thirds of businesses (69%) wanting to see the scheme simplified and more than half of business (57%) believing it should be scrapped. Over a third (38%) would like to see it merged with existing regulation.
There was also a call to scrap the Renewables Obligation among some businesses (41%), with nearly half (47%) calling for it to be simplified. Opinion was split on CCL and CCAs, with 29% wanting to see them scrapped, and 32% believing they should stay.
Wayne Mitchell, interim industrial and commercial markets director at npower, commented: "Energy policy ultimately drives British business. But, as the Government recognises through its Red Tape Challenge initiative, there is a mammoth amount of legislative cost burden on British businesses. Groups such as the CBI have been very vocal about how this legislation is not only stifling domestic growth, but also making the UK less competitive on an international scale.
"At the moment the energy market is neither fully regulated, nor fully liberalised and that this ‘in-between’
"We are committed to ensuring the voice of business is heard, and there is still time to have your say at www.npower.com/
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