Energy & water

What to watch out for before getting a smart meter

Smart meters are the energy gadgets being offered and installed in every household that wants one across England, Scotland and Wales by 2020.

Water bills: don’t splash the cash

Friday, 25 May 2018 | Article

If you pay for your water supply, then you may want to consider having a meter installed. It could boost your household finances

Npower to hike energy bills by 5.3%

Friday, 11 May 2018 | News

Npower has become the latest energy provider to announce price hikes, which will affect around one million customers.

Bulb warns of second price hike in four months

Thursday, 10 May 2018 | News

Around 400,000 households supplied by Bulb may see their energy prices rise for the second time this year.

Further investigation into SSE/Npower merger

Tuesday, 08 May 2018 | News

The proposed merger between two of the Big Six energy companies, SSE and Npower, has been referred for further investigation by the competitions regulator.

Almost half of Moneywise readers would switch energy suppliers

Friday, 04 May 2018 | News

Almost half (48%) of users who responded to our recent poll say they always switch suppliers as soon as their contracts ended. A further 18% say they will switch if their provider announces a price hike. 

Are you owed a £121 refund from your energy provider?

Wednesday, 02 May 2018 | News

Nearly 11 million households (40%) could be due a collective £1.3 billion from their energy suppliers for gas and electricity paid for but not used this winter, according to new analysis.

Householders face postcode lottery on utility and insurance bills

Monday, 30 April 2018 | News

Homeowners are facing a ‘postcode lottery’ when it comes to household running costs.

Npower and SSE merger could ‘lead to higher prices’

Thursday, 26 April 2018 | News

A proposed merger between rival Big Six energy companies Npower and SSE could “lead to higher prices for some customers,” according to the competitions regulator.

Scottish Power to up prices by up to 6.9%

Friday, 20 April 2018 | News

Nearly one million Scottish Power customers on its standard variable tariff (SVT) will be hit with price hikes from 1 June, as the Big Six provider becomes the latest to announce increases.

EDF to hike energy prices by up to 3.5%

Thursday, 12 April 2018 | News

EDF Energy is the latest Big Six provider to announce price hikes, which will affect 1.3 million customers.