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dc.contributor.authorLittlechild, Stephen C.
dc.date.accessioned2004-06-16T16:05:48Z
dc.date.available2004-06-16T16:05:48Z
dc.date.created2004-05en_GB
dc.date.issued2004-06-16T16:05:48Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/410
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/410
dc.description.abstractIn the UK, domestic customers must be able to terminate energy contracts at 28 days� notice. This has been seen as a transitional protection for customers and for competition. This paper reviews the arguments for and against the 28 day rule, and examines the extent to which UK suppliers have offered fixed-price fixed-term contracts. It also looks at experience in Sweden, where there is no such restriction and where there is greater use of fixed-price fixed-term contracts. The paper concludes that there is no longer a need for the 28 day rule to protect customers, and that it is more likely to restrict than to protect competition.en_GB
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dc.language.isoen_GB
dc.publisherFaculty of Economics
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCambridge Working Papers in Economics
dc.rightsAll Rights Reserveden
dc.rights.urihttps://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved/en
dc.subject.classificationClassification-JEL: L94, L51en_GB
dc.subject.othercompetition, electricity, regulationen_GB
dc.titleUK domestic energy contracts, the 28 day rule, and experience in Swedenen_GB
dc.typeWorking Paperen
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.5503


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