The spokesperson for the energy companies has already been on the media today protesting that the companies' big rise in profits doesn't mean they're making money (or some such "black is white" argument which is beyond my feeble intellect).
It remains to be seen if these sorts of arguments will result in a whitewash when the report comes out.
Now come on everybody,think of the poor hard done by shareholders.
These OF... whatevers are a total waste of money and time. As buteman says, results will not be available till March/April , winter hopefully will be of its last legs and no doubt there will be other more important things to worry about and the report will quietly buried like all the rest.
All you ever hear from Governments etc is there will be an inquiry or a report or we will look into this, but by the time these reports ever come out most of us have forgotten they were ever being done in the first place. A fact Governments are well aware of. So I will not be holding my breath for an outcome than comes down on the side of the consumer. Maybe a little slap on the wrist for the fuel companies but nothing more.
Ofgem were criticised not so long back for being 'toothless' when it came to dealing with power companies. The Government gave them more powers and upped the fines they could impose. With luck these two actions will (along with cuts to various departments and quangos) cause them to do something positive and at the very least provide justification for the rises. Pity it will take three months though.