Energy & water

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?

Friday, 20 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.

Would a Brexit make you richer or poorer?

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 | Article

There are only a few weeks left until the nation goes to the polls on 23 June to decide whether to stay in the European Union (EU) or to leave it, in what has been coined a ‘Brexit’.

Inflation drops to 0.3% as air fares and clothing prices fall

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 | News

Inflation fell to 0.3% in the year to April, down from 0.5% in March – the first drop since September 2015.

Giving to charity: ways to ensure your cash goes to the right home

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 | Article

The past year has seen charities in the UK hitting the headlines with a number of scandals

Council tax arrears problems soar

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 | News

Local authorities shouldn’t be able to pass council tax debts on to bailiffs for the most vulnerable people, say two leading charities, as arrears problems soar.

Energy switching on the up, but millions still missing out on big savings

Friday, 29 April 2016 | News

The number of people who switched energy provider between January and March rose by 8% compared to the same period last year.

Age UK urged to consider involvement in energy market

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 | News

Age UK has today been urged by the Charity Commission to consider its involvement in the energy market.