Energy & water

10 smart ways to cut your energy bills and save hundreds of pounds

Tempted to turn up the thermostat in biting cold weather? Then think again… there are other ways to keep warm that could slash your heating bills and save you hundreds of pounds

Half the 'Big Six' energy providers hike prices this week by up to £118

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 | News

The misery for millions of households continues as the Big Six energy providers race to increase prices to the maximum permitted under the new energy price cap.  

Millions of households to feel the heat of "brutal" £117 energy price cap increase

Thursday, 07 February 2019 | News

Households are facing potential average increase of £117 on their  annual energy bill as the regulator increases the price cap.

Just one in five energy customers think the price cap will save them money - and over 70s are twice as wary

Thursday, 24 January 2019 | News

Despite the fanfare surrounding the new energy price cap, a majority of customers do not think it will actually save them any money.

Why don’t people switch energy providers? Five behavioural insights to think about

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 | Blog | By Jessica Exton

Paying bills is so mundane, it’s like breathing. And unless something goes seriously wrong, we don’t think about breathing, we just do it.

One in five energy customers switched deal last year but "price cap trap" threatens progress

Monday, 21 January 2019 | News

The number of households switching energy deals is at record levels, but energy customers are warned not to fall into the “price cap trap.”

Bills rising faster than inflation: here’s how you beat them

Thursday, 10 January 2019 | News

Annual household bills have risen by over £550 in the past three years – increasing nearly three and a half times faster than the rate of inflation, new research shows.

Energy market disarray: Big Six energy firms SSE and Npower abandon plans to merge

Monday, 17 December 2018 | News

Consumers will not face reduced choice from the biggest energy firms as SSE and Npower abandon their proposed mega-merger.

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.