Thus these questions must be answered in order to obtain a good regulation of policies.
The UK regulatory authority is being responsible for the appropriate allocation of energy to the citizens of UK. However, it has certain assessment based on Baldwin’s et.al (2012) criteria for a good regulation of any government. In going through these criteria, the regulatory framework of the UK government for the domestic energy market will be assessed through the principles of all actions and regulations being considered in the context of the public domain and how does it benefit the maximum of public of the UK.
These criteria are discussed as follows:
The Legislative Mandate — This particular criteria says that if a government can claim public support for regulations and policies if they have managed to reached a results which was originally mandated by the citizens. It is seen that when citizens asked for lower electricity bills, their bills tend to increase by about 13% between 2010-2013 in real terms (Hassan and Majumder-Russel, 2014). This particular increase was not welcomed by the citizens and the government had to be at the receiving end of public wrath. Thus considering the criteria of legislative mandate, it is seen that the government does not probably hold the right to claim the support of citizens. This is because the government’s actions had maximum negative effect on citizens and this was because of poor regulations in the energy sector. The Carbon emission reduction targets (CERT) and the Community energy saving programme (CESP) are being replaced by the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO), in which the energy companies are top provide measures of heating homes, saving energy, carbon reduction obligation, providing measures for low income households for heating houses, and providing provisions for households to save energy along with the energy producers reducing their carbon emissions (Ofgem.gov.uk, 2014).