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The UK has one of the most competitive utility industries in Europe, with companies and individuals enjoying direct access to a wide choice of providers. The privatization of all the major utilities in the late 1980s and early 1990s has encouraged each industry to be more responsive and has led to lower prices for industrial and residential consumers.
GAS AND ELECTRICITY
The Office of the Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) regulates the gas and electricity industries in the UK. Ofgem’s aim is to bring choice and value to all gas and electricity customers by promoting competition and regulating monopolies.
Information on gas and electricity suppliers in the UK is available from Ofgem and Energy Watch (an independent watchdog for the gas and electricity market) at:
There are three different organizations across the UK that are responsible for making sure that the water and sewerage companies provide a good quality, efficient service at a fair price, specifically:
In England and Wales – Ofwat
In Northern Ireland – Northern
In Scotland – Water Industry
Commissioner for Scotland
The Office of Communications (Ofcom) is the regulator for the UK’s communications industries. Ofcom’s aim is to make sure customers receive the best quality, choice, and value for money for all their telecommunications services.
Information on telecommunications services in the UK is available from Ofcom:
Traveling by British Rail, Train in England – Information on getting and reading your train ticket, the high speed and regional train system; a link to train schedules.