energy

Freezing March to cost households an extra £2.2 billion

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 | News

The freezing weather gripping Britain as spring fails to make its mark is costing the country an extra £2.2 billion in energy bills, according to new figures.

First Utility promises to beat the Big Six

Friday, 15 March 2013 | News

First Utility has pledged to be cheaper than any of the Big Six dual-fuel energy deals in a bid to help struggling households.
 

Should better-off pensioners sacrifice their winter fuel allowance?

Monday, 30 September 2013 | Article

YES: MEANS-TESTING WINTER FUEL PAYMENTS WILL MAKE  FOR A FAIRER SOCIETY

British Gas price hike boosts annual profits by 11%

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 | News

British Gas has announced an 11% rise in profits for 2012, citing last year's cold weather as the reason for the spike.

Customers to be offered the best energy tariff

Thursday, 21 February 2013 | News

Energy companies will soon have to tell customers about the cheapest deal available to them after the government today backed Ofgem's recommendations on how to clean up the energy sector.

Could you cut your bills with a smaller energy supplier?

Monday, 14 July 2014 | Article

From Eddie the Eagle Edwards to Susan Boyle, we Brits love an underdog, except that is, when it comes to picking our gas and electricity suppliers.

Energy-efficient deal launches

Monday, 28 January 2013 | News

A huge government scheme to encourage homeowners to make energy-efficient improvements to their houses was launched today.

Take charge of your energy bills

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 | Article

Thanks to a winter of soaring energy bills, the average yearly dual fuel power bill now stands at a record £1,318, and nearly 15% of households expect to be unable to pay them this winter.

E.on to up energy prices by 8.7%

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 | News

E.on has announced prices for dual energy customers will rise by 8.7% from 18 January 2013.

Are we being too critical of energy suppliers for raising prices?

Monday, 03 December 2012 | Article

Every year, as we head into the winter months, energy companies feel the full force of consumer and political opprobrium when they raise energy prices above the rate of inflation.