Energy & water

Water bills: don’t splash the cash

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

Make your own loo roll: 10 green household tips that won’t cost the earth

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 | Article

From making reusable loo paper to paying only for the ingredients you need, living a sustainable lifestyle can save you money. Read our guide to creating your own eco home

Spark Energy becomes seventh energy company to go bust this year

Monday, 26 November 2018 | News

Spark Energy has become the seventh energy company to cease trading this year, leaving 290,000 customers without a provider.

Government set to miss its target of a smart meter in every home by 2020, warns National Audit Office

Friday, 23 November 2018 | News

The government won’t meet its deadline of having a smart meter in every home by 2020, while costs are set to soar by over £500 million, according to a new report by the National Audit Office.

Tighter licensing rules for energy firms as Extra Energy goes bust

Thursday, 22 November 2018 | News

Energy regulator Ofgem is set to tighten licensing rules for new energy suppliers that join the market following the collapse of several firms this year.

Over 11 million households could save up to £120 on their energy bills from January as a new price cap come into force

Tuesday, 06 November 2018 | News

Millions of households could see their energy bills fall from next year after the UK energy regulator confirmed today that the new price cap will come into force on 1 January.

Best gas, electricity and water firms

Friday, 02 November 2018 | Article

Looking to change electricity, gas or water suppliers? Find out which household names came top in this year's awards

Three million households are in debt to their energy supplier - and they owe £134 each on average

Friday, 02 November 2018 | News

The number of households owing money to their energy supplier has increased by over 300,000 in the past year, new research shows.

Automatic energy switching service could help you save hundreds every year

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 | News

Households could benefit from the cheapest energy deals on the market, without having to lift a finger. 

Water meters should be compulsory say MPs - but large households could see their bills rise

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 | News

Households could be in for higher water bills after a committee of MPs called for firms to be given power to install compulsory meters.

Energy giants SSE and Npower cleared to merge by competition regulator

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 | News

Consumer choice amongst the biggest energy firms set to reduce as Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) gives green light to company merger.