smart meters

Government set to miss its target of a smart meter in every home by 2020, warns National Audit Office

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.

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Your shout: Moneywise readers have their say in August 2018

Each month we publish the best comments, emails and letters from our readers. Here are the best of August 2018.

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Citizens Advice calls for smart meter rollout delay after receiving 3,000 complaints

Citizens Advice has called on the government to extend the smart meter rollout by three years after receiving 3,000 complaints about the gadgets.

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'Urgent intervention' into smart meter roll-out called for by MPs

“Urgent government intervention” into the roll-out of household smart meters is needed, according to a cross-party group of MPs.

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Co-op Energy to hike prices by 5.2%

Around 65,000 customers on Co-op Energy’s standard variable tariff (SVT) will be hit with average price hikes of 5.2% from 20 August.

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EDF to pay £350,000 after missing smart meter targets

EDF Energy is to pay £350,000 after the Big Six supplier missed its target to install smart meters.

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What to watch out for before getting a smart meter

Smart meters are the energy gadgets being offered and installed in every household that wants one across England, Scotland and Wales by 2020.

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Energy firms ‘don’t have a prayer’ of installing smart meters by 2020 deadline

Energy firms “don’t have a prayer” of installing smart meters in time for 2020, the chief executive of one small energy firm has told Moneywise.

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Households pressured into getting smart meters

Households are being unfairly pressured into getting smart meters, according to complaints received by Citizens Advice, which runs the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) helpline.

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