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.

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.

18 million energy customers to see bills capped by government

Thursday, 12 October 2017 | News

Plans to cap energy prices for millions of households have moved one step closer to reality as draft legislation has been published by the government.

Brits waste £2.2bn on unnecessary heating

Thursday, 12 October 2017 | News

Householders in the UK waste more than £2.2 billion a year heating their homes when they don’t need to, according to new research.

Energy cap proposal within days – but how do UK energy bills compare with EU neighbours?

Friday, 06 October 2017 | News

UK consumers pay a lower percentage of their salaries on energy bills than consumers in 17 other EU countries, according to research from voucher code company Vouchercloud.

One-day energy switching on the cards

Monday, 25 September 2017 | News

Households may be able to switch energy provider in just one working day in future, under new plans being consulted on.

E.on to ditch default standard variable tariff in favour of one-year fix

Friday, 22 September 2017 | News

E.on has announced that from “early 2018”, the default tariff households are rolled onto when their fixed deal comes to an end – unless they choose otherwise – will be a one-year fix instead of a pricey standard variable...

Are you safe from a carbon monoxide leak? Check your boiler during Gas Safety Week

Monday, 18 September 2017 | News

It’s Gas Safety Week (18-24 September 2017), which aims to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances that could result in gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Household bills rise 10 times faster than incomes

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 | News

A decade on from the collapse of Northern Rock and the start of the financial crash, and households are still struggling against rising bills and low income growth.

Power NI customers to be hit with 5.6% electricity hike

Thursday, 17 August 2017 | News

Power NI customers will be hit with a 5.6% electricity hike from 1 October, the provider has announced today.