Energy & water

Time for a spring clean

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 | Blog | By Moira O'Neill

With most of the UK bathed in sunshine today, it feels as though spring has definitely arrived.

Energy providers owe households £1.5bn: reclaim now

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 | News

Over 11 million British households (42% of all homes) are collectively owed almost £1.5 billion from energy suppliers following the UK’s third warmest winter since records began, according to a new survey.

Government called to 'urgently' address 'outdated' funeral support

Thursday, 31 March 2016 | News

The support available to bereaved families is ‘outdated’, while the funeral industry may not be operating in a way that serves vulnerable people well, a report published by the Work and Pensions Committee has claimed.

Sky TV customers to be hit with price hike

Thursday, 24 March 2016 | News

Sky TV customers will be hit with price hikes from 1 June, the provider has confirmed.

Budget 2016: Alcohol duties frozen but tobacco duty to rise

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 | News

The duty on beer, spirits and most ciders will be frozen this year, the Chancellor has announced in today’s Budget.

Budget 2016: Soft drink prices may rise from 2018

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 | News

Chancellor George Osborne has today announced that from April 2018, the government will charge a sugar levy on producers and importers of soft drinks.

Households to be hit with dental and prescription price hikes

Monday, 14 March 2016 | News

Dental and prescription prices in England will rise from 1 April, the Government has announced today.

Big six energy suppliers overcharge seven in ten households

Thursday, 10 March 2016 | News

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) found that those who don’t switch are typically being overcharged £300/year, compared to the best deals.

Am I too young to take out a funeral plan?

Thursday, 10 March 2016 | Article

I am 46 and recently inherited a few thousand pounds. I would like to use the money to pay for my own funeral, but lump sum pre-paid plans seem to be targeted at the over-50s.

A cunning plot to save you money

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 | Article

Growing your own fruit and vegetables on an allotment is a great way to get exercise, meet like-minded people in your community and get some fresh air. But how much money can you save?