David Cameron is the first prime minister in living memory who has not employed a business policy adviser in Number 10. The lack of such an adviser is all too evident in the continuing shambles around the UK’s energy policy.
Picking up public irritation with rising electricity and gas bills, the PM declared that companies would be compelled to supply customers on the basis of the lowest tariff available. This signals a real lack of understanding of how business works. The rapid consequence of such a policy would be to push all tariffs up and to remove any incentive on any supplier to provide competitive packages to end users.