Planned crackdown on energy prices could see even more crippling costs for British small and medium-sized companies. The proposed government crackdown on energy prices
17th May, 2017
Thousands of people face annual energy bill rises of hundreds of pounds this month when they are rolled on to default energy tariffs that came under fire from Theresa May this week.
10th May, 2017
More than 501,000 customers switched energy suppliers last month. That’s a 14% increase compared to April 2016 and the first time there has been two consecutive months
09th May, 2017
Around 85% of people with smart meters have cut energy use by changing how they act around the house. That’s according to a new report from Smart Energy GB, based
02nd May, 2017
Tackling rising energy prices should be one of the next government’s main priorities. That’s according to a new report from a consumer group, which says political parties
29th Apr, 2017
The trade body for the UK gas and electricity industry has laid out key principles it suggests the political parties must adopt as part of their general election manifestos.
28th Apr, 2017
The UK’s framework to ensure energy supply needs to be made more simple, efficient and reflective of the energy mix. That’s according to a new report from Energy UK,
26th Apr, 2017
Plans by the Conservative Party for a cap on household energy bills will lead to fewer benefits for consumers, says one of the UK's biggest providers.
24th Apr, 2017
UK household’s energy bills could rise by as much as £414 next month as a range of fixed deals come to an end. That’s according to price comparison service uSwitch.com,
21st Apr, 2017
Was Greg Clark airing a manifesto promise or signalling government action in the next few days? It was impossible to tell, but the business secretary finally seems
20th Apr, 2017
New rules are expected to be implemented as soon as next week, most likely in form of price cap on standard variable tariffs. Central heating systems are being turned off
17th Apr, 2017
The independent energy company behind the retail market’s cheapest deal has shut its doors to new consumers amid concern over its mounting complaints and wafer thin cash reserves.
13th Apr, 2017
From 21 June, EDF customers will see electricity prices increase by 9% and gas prices go up by 5.5%. The supplier previously increased electricity prices by 8.4% on 1 March
12th Apr, 2017
Households in some of Britain’s poorest areas are being hit with the biggest energy bills. Research has revealed a postcode lottery which is penalising those families
01st Apr, 2017
The squeeze on family budgets will tighten this weekend as a range of price rises, from prescription costs to energy bills, take effect. Council tax bills, broadband prices, mobile phone
31st Mar, 2017
Ofgem considering further steps to protect billpayers as a result of suppliers’ failure to cut back-bills’ limit from 12 to six months. Britain’s leading energy providers are under fire
26th Mar, 2017
Several companies have recently hiked their standard variable tariff and customers on fixed-rate plans could face steep price increases if they automatically roll over
23rd Mar, 2017
The cost of supporting new windfarms and nuclear power stations to meet the UK’s carbon targets will add nearly £100 to the average household energy bill by the end of the next decade,
16th Mar, 2017
Dual fuel bills for the typical SSE customer will now cost £1,142 a year as the firm becomes the latest big energy provider to announce price rises. The firm said it would add 6.9%
13th Mar, 2017
More than 415,000 consumers switched electricity supplier in February – a 21% increase on the month before. It comes amid a spate of energy price rises from the big firms.
08th Mar, 2017
Gas supplier firmus energy has announced it is increasing its gas prices by 12.2%. The company says it is increasing prices for the first time in three years because of rising wholesale costs
08th Mar, 2017
Ofgem is looking into allegations that energy suppliers have wrongly threatened to impose exit fees on householders switching away from them. The energy regulator confirmed
07th Mar, 2017
Big six energy provider E.On has said it will increase its dual fuel standard variable tariffs by 8.8% from next month. Electricity prices will rise by an average of 13.8%, and gas prices by 3.8%.
07th Mar, 2017
Britain said it was "prepared to act" if markets fail consumers, as E.ON on Tuesday became the latest of the country's big six energy providers to announce price hikes.
07th Mar, 2017
Smart meters are giving readings up to six times higher than the energy consumed by households when connected to energy-saving light bulbs, according to scientists.
06th Mar, 2017
Jane Allen was one of many confused customers who posted the strange readings from their SSE smart meters on social media. One customer's display showed more than £30,000 for a single day.
05th Mar, 2017
The competition watchdog’s decision not to impose price caps on energy bills has received backing from new data showing that the number of gas and electricity customers
27th Feb, 2017
Energy customers who changed their supplier hit a six-year high last year, this is due to the fact that people are looking around for the best possible deal.
27th Feb, 2017
Britain’s big six energy suppliers are under pressure to pass on more price hikes to consumers energy bills, the industry trade body has warned.
22nd Feb, 2017
Energy companies are hardly popular at the best of times, but British Gas must have hoped for some praise when it said it was freezing energy prices
19th Feb, 2017
Customers will see energy bills rise by £86 a year as supplier becomes third of the big six to raise prices
10th Feb, 2017
Switching energy suppliers in January was up 31% on last year. More than 345,000 customers moved to a different supplier in the first month of 2017, an increase of 80,000.
08th Feb, 2017
Energy customers who find themselves paying over the odds for their heating can simply switch to a cheaper deal. But there’s a hidden, but rapidly growing,
05th Feb, 2017
Energy supplier npower has announced it is increasing prices for householders by 9.8%.That would add £109 to the average dual fuel
03rd Feb, 2017
British Gas has been ordered to pay £9.5m for IT failures that landed business customers with incorrect and late bills.
24th Jan, 2017
Too many are still paying too much for gas and electricity, despite a record 4.8 million people making a change
16th Jan, 2017
The energy industry has now repaid around 90% of credit owed to former customers. Almost £670 million has been returned
22nd Dec, 2016
Scottish Power is offering customers on its new Power Up tariff £5 credit to their account - effectively giving them free
21st Dec, 2016
The French-owned supplier is cutting gas prices by 5.2% from next January but hiking electricity tariffs by 8.4% from March.
16th Dec, 2016
More than six million homes are on the energy giant's most expensive tariff paying an average £1,044 a year, showed figures from the industry watchdog.
15th Dec, 2016
British Gas has become the second Big Six provider to freeze energy prices over winter, but experts warned over tariff hikes of up to 10% next year.
04th Dec, 2016
The ESB will start selling electricity and gas to consumers in England, Scotland and Wales next year.
03rd Dec, 2016
Watchdogs said the assurance not to put prices up on standard tariffs over the winter should actually have gone much further.
01st Dec, 2016
It isn't enough to succeed, Gore Vidal said, others must fail. Utility giants Centrica (LSE: CNA) and SSE (LSE: SSE) may not be succeeding
01st Dec, 2016
Nov 18 SSE, one of Britain's "big six" energy suppliers, has frozen its standard energy prices this winter, it said on Friday
25th Nov, 2016
Nearly every home in the UK could be heated with carbon-neutral gas from grass by 2035. Ecotricity's new report
21st Nov, 2016
Ofgem and Government are seeking views on the development of a smarter, more flexible and user-friendly energy system.
10th Nov, 2016
First £290m of Contracts for Difference funding for renewable electricity
09th Nov, 2016
Following engagement with Ofgem, Co-operative Energy has agreed to pay £1.8 million to energy consumers, because it let customers down in its complaints resolution, call handling and billing
27th Oct, 2016