Scottish Power blasts BEIS for focus on switching as energy crisis brewed

The government’s focus last summer on encouraging opt ‘in’ and ‘out’ switching when the energy price crisis was brewing indicates a regulatory failing "years in the making", according to Scottish Power. The retailer also said the spate of insolvencies in 2021 had been "entirely predictable" due to the entry into the market of so many companies with "ill-thought-out loss leading strategies" and poor financial resilience.

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