Energy & water

E.ON fined £7.75m for overcharging customers again

Thursday, 02 April 2015 | News

E.ON, one of the UK's six biggest energy suppliers, has been fined £7.75 million by energy regulator Ofgem for overcharging 48,000 customers.

Which political party will look after your finances best?

Monday, 30 March 2015 | Article

Next month, the nation will go to the polls to elect a new government, with all political commentators and experts agreeing that the result is currently too close to call.

Budget 2015: Duty on beer and cider cut, fuel duty frozen

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 | News

Chancellor George Osborne delivered some good cheer for drinkers and motorists during today's Budget.

What the energy switching process is really like

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 | Blog | By Laura Whitcombe

The problem with energy switching is it’s painfully dull and takes far too long. But it starts off easily enough.

Labour would bring in price-cut powers for Ofgem

Friday, 13 March 2015 | News

A Labour government would give the energy regulator new powers to force gas and electricity cuts within months of coming to power.

Could you reclaim £88 sitting in an old energy account?

Thursday, 12 March 2015 | News

Consumers are being urged to check their old energy accounts after new research found that up to £235 million, or £88 per account, could be lying unclaimed.

ScottishPower handed sales ban

Wednesday, 04 March 2015 | News

Energy firm ScottishPower has been slapped with a sales ban by regulator Ofgem after it failed to clear a backlog of outstanding Ombudsman decisions.

Energy customers could save £234 a year by switching

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 | News

Customers of the Big Six energy firms could have saved up to £234 a year by switching suppliers, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has said.
 

Learn from my financial mistakes

Wednesday, 04 February 2015 | Blog | By Karyn Fleeting
Everybody makes financial mistakes: from doomed marriages to house insurance stuff-ups, life can sometimes feel like a high-speed car chase around the edges of various money pits.

Energy cuts could have and should have been bigger

Tuesday, 03 February 2015 | News

The recent price cuts by all of the UK's six major energy firms could have and should have been bigger and done sooner, according to analysis from consumer group Which?.