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UK domestic energy bills expected to soar as suppliers prepare to increase tariffs

UK energy suppliers have indicated that customers are likely to see higher energy prices in 2008. Rising wholesale prices have again been cited as the motivation for raising household bills. However, the argument in favor of an upward adjustment is tenuous and lacks substantial evidence to justify this move, so energy suppliers will have to be careful about how they implement any increases.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jan 2008
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Expert View

UK domestic energy tariffs - good cap, bad cap

The expiry of at least six fixed-term, fixed-price products in the coming months will see some UK households face a notable increase in their energy bills as tariffs rise to standard rates. With the wholesale gas curve continuing to fall, consumers should not clamber to re-sign capped price deals.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jan 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK drinking: sophistication nation

Drinks companies are increasingly finding that the popularity of 'alcopops' and RTDs is on the wane. UK drinkers are seemingly becoming more upmarket in their tastes, as evidenced by the vibrant bar culture in Manchester, which is seen as pointing the way towards a more mature drinking culture across the UK.

Published By Datamonitor
18 May 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK drugs: safety scandal over slimming pills

The drugs were dispensed in slimming clinics, pubs and community centers, without examining patients, ensuring they followed a safe weight loss program, or even taking their medical history into account. As a result, particularly given recent EU moves to limit the availability of slimming pills, the GMC is likely to set stricter guidelines in future.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Nov 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK economy: euro indecision will cost manufacturing

Published By Datamonitor
06 Jul 2001
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK eHealth: netting specific drugs

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jun 2005
Expert View
Expert View

UK election 2010: Datamonitor financial services assessment

With the UK general election imminent, Datamonitor's in-house specialist teams have considered the likely impact of the key policy proposals offered by the Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties. With no party gaining a decisive lead and the risk of a hung parliament looming, it remains critical for financial service providers to understand the policies of all the main parties.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Apr 2010
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UK election: consumer confidence will suffer without a decisive result

Uncertainty over the makeup of the next UK government is thought to be undermining consumer confidence. The prospect of a hung parliament has raised concerns about the subsequent political environment and whether decisive action will be taken to bring economic recovery. As a result, consumers are likely to respond by saving now and waiting to see how the situation develops.

Published By Datamonitor
05 May 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK electricals: strong outlook

Following on from a tremendous year for the UK electricals market in 2006, the outlook for the sector for the next five years looks positive. The challenge will be to drive sufficient volumes to offset intense price deflation.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Mar 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK electricals: tougher outlook for 2007

Recent trading updates from DSGi and Kesa take the electricals market a step closer to its confirmation as the UK's fastest growing retail sector for 2006. But looking ahead, retailers will need to work far harder to generate sales growth and already thin margins will come under additional pressure.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Nov 2006

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