Energy & water

Ofgem moves towards 'more competitive, fairer energy market'

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 | News

A series of measures including capping pre-paid meter prices and encouraging people to shop around will be introduced in order to create a “more competitive, fairer energy market”, the UK’s energy regulator announced today.<...>

Vote in our home finances survey for the chance to win £500

Monday, 01 August 2016 | News

We want to hear your views on the services you use at home.

SSE's switching process to be investigated

Friday, 29 July 2016 | News

An investigation has today been launched into SSE’s pre-payment switching process.

Extra Energy's customer service and billing process to be investigated

Monday, 04 July 2016 | News

Extra Energy is to be scrutinised by energy regulator Ofgem, amid concerns it hasn’t treated customers fairly.

Competition watchdog criticises energy providers for soaring bills

Friday, 24 June 2016 | News

Gas bills have more than doubled and electricity bills have risen by 75% in real terms over the last decade, leading to the competition watchdog announcing a raft of changes to shake up the energy market.

Dads’ nagging saves families £220 million a year – enough to buy 150 million pairs of socks

Sunday, 19 June 2016 | News

Families typically save £220 on utilities when Dads nag about wasting energy, claims a new survey from a utilities provider.

Energy billing blunders leave households £270m out of pocket

Wednesday, 08 June 2016 | News

Nearly four million energy customers have been overcharged by a total of £270 million - £72 each – due to billing mistakes, claims comparison website uSwitch.

Cheaper ways to grow your own food

Monday, 06 June 2016 | Article

Rising food prices, a desire to eat more healthily and celebrity chefs extolling the virtues of hard-to-source fruit, vegetables and herbs have prompted many amateur gardeners to grow their own.

How to pay for your funeral

Friday, 20 May 2016 | Article

Your funeral is the fourth most expensive thing you will ever pay for after buying a house, having children and getting married.

Bulb' is the new provider on the energy block, but how does it stack up?

Thursday, 19 May 2016 | News

‘Bulb’ is the latest provider on the energy block; it’s unique selling point? Promising to provide renewable energy at an affordable price. Moneywise looks at how it stacks up.