Energy & water

Home Finances Awards 2017: Best gas, electricity and water firms

Looking to change energy or broadband suppliers? Find out which household names came top in this year's awards.

Water bills set to fall

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 | News

Water bills in England and Wales could fall by £15 to £25 a year from 2020, according to the water regulator.

Households waste nearly £100 a year leaving tech on standby: Switch items off

Thursday, 07 December 2017 | News

Tech left on standby can cost households an extra £86 a year, but almost half of Brits don’t believe the savings are worth the effort of changing their energy behaviour at home, a new report reveals.

Energy provider E fined for misleading customers

Thursday, 23 November 2017 | News

Energy provider E has been fined £260,000 by Ofgem for misleading its customers.

SSE to be investigated over ‘cheapest tariff’ claims

Monday, 20 November 2017 | News

Big Six energy provider SSE is to be investigated over its ‘cheapest tariff’ messaging made in annual statements to its prepayment customers.

British Gas to ditch pricey standard tariffs

Monday, 20 November 2017 | News

British Gas has become the latest of the Big Six energy providers to announce that it wants to ditch pricey standard variable tariffs (SVTs).

Energy rationing a reality for 23 million households

Monday, 13 November 2017 | News

Households are being urged to check their energy deals amid the revelation that 23 million UK households will ration their usage this winter.

Prepayment meter installation costs capped for households in debt

Friday, 10 November 2017 | News

Prepayment meter installation costs will be capped for households having them installed under a court warrant after falling into energy debt.

Big Six energy firms SSE and Npower to merge

Wednesday, 08 November 2017 | News

SSE and Innogy SE – Npower’s parent company – have today announced that the Big Six firms plan to merge their household businesses to create a new energy company.

Energy suppliers warned about letting households rack up £100s in debt

Monday, 16 October 2017 | News

Energy suppliers have been warned by the regulator to “do more” to help households in debt.

Have you switched the heating on? 14 October voted most popular day to turn on the heating

Friday, 13 October 2017 | News

As winter approaches and the dark evenings draw in, many households are reaching for the thermostat to keep the cold at bay.