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British Gas freezes prices; Scottish Power raises

Updated: 10th February 2017 - First Published: 10th February 2017 Following hot on the heels of npower’s shock announcement that it was raising prices by a whopping 9.8%, British Gas has revealed that it’s freezing its prices until August – but ScottishPower announced a 7.8% price hike from 31 March. Read More...

New price cap for prepay energy customers

Updated: 07th February 2017 - First Published: 07th February 2017 Ofgem, the UK’s energy regulator, has set a temporary price cap for prepay energy customers, designed “to protect over four million households least able to benefit from competition” and save those customers around £80 per year. Read More...

Npower to raise energy prices by 9.8%

Updated: 03rd February 2017 - First Published: 03rd February 2017 Npower has announced that it’s raising its standard energy prices by an average of 9.8% – and it’s received huge amounts of criticism as a result. Read More...

Brits spend an extra £273m during the cold snap

Updated: 27th January 2017 - First Published: 27th January 2017 Has anyone noticed it’s been a little chilly lately? While the mercury’s been plummeting, the thermostat has been turned up a notch or two, and that means people up and down the country have been spending far more on their heating than normal. Read More...

Common energy mistakes that cost you £££

Updated: 20th January 2017 - First Published: 20th January 2017 The heating system is probably working overtime at present, but what if you could cut your bills without battling hypothermia? The key is being energy efficient, yet households could be wasting hundreds of pounds by making costly energy mistakes. Read More...

4.8m people switched energy supplier last year

Updated: 13th January 2017 - First Published: 13th January 2017 We’re often told of the amount we could save by switching energy supplier, and happily, the message seems to be getting through, with the number of consumers switching providers having reached record levels last year. Read More...

EDF cuts gas prices, but hikes electricity

Updated: 16th December 2016 - First Published: 16th December 2016 EDF Energy has announced that it’s cutting gas prices for customers on its standard variable rate tariffs, but unfortunately, electricity customers could lose out, as they’ll see a rate increase from March next year. Read More...

The energy league table – are you on the best deal

Updated: 15th December 2016 - First Published: 15th December 2016 Ofgem yesterday revealed its league table of energy prices, highlighting the cost of typical gas and electricity tariffs from the UK’s top suppliers. It shows just how expensive standard variable tariffs can be, and you could well be paying too much. Read More...

British Gas freezes standard energy tariffs

Updated: 01st December 2016 - First Published: 01st December 2016 British Gas has announced that it’s freezing its standard gas and electricity tariffs for the winter, ensuring that customers needn’t worry about price rises in the chilly months ahead. But is that enough to ensure households aren’t paying too much? Read More...

Living in a new home could cut fuel bills by half

Updated: 16th November 2016 - First Published: 16th November 2016 Older homes will always be slightly more expensive to heat, with less insulation and sneaky draughts making these character-filled homes harder to heat efficiently. But did you know just how much more this could cost you? It could be double… Read More...


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