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Brits spend nearly £525K on bills

Updated: 28th June 2017 - First Published: 28th June 2017 Inflation means costs are rising. However, you may not have noticed some costs that are going up, as a new study shows these have been slowly rising over the past decade, resulting in a basic household bill of nearly £525,000 over an entire lifetime. Read More...

35m overpay for utilities – don’t be one of them!

Updated: 17th February 2017 - First Published: 17th February 2017 What was the last time you checked your utility bills? If you automatically pay what you owe each month without making sure you’re on the best deal, you could be paying far too much without even realising. Read More...

Water bill increase criticised

Updated: 04th February 2016 - First Published: 03rd February 2016 Typical water and sewage bills across England and Wales are set to rise by £2 this year to an average of £389, Water UK has announced, but despite the increase equating to less than 1% year-on-year, the move has been heavily criticised. Read More...

Will you get A Better Deal from your bills?

Updated: 02nd December 2015 - First Published: 02nd December 2015 It’s the time of year when the heating gets turned up and many of us re-evaluate our broadband packages, but this could all take its toll on utility bills. The Government has announced initiatives to reduce costs in response, but will you benefit? Read More...

Brits pay more for TV than council tax

Updated: 01st October 2015 - First Published: 01st October 2015 How much do you spend on entertainment every month? Given the rise of streaming and subscription-based services, not to mention the cost of a typical TV package, it could be quite a lot – and many consumers actually spend more on TV than council tax. Read More...

Did you know? Utility bills can affect your credit

Updated: 03rd May 2017 - First Published: 08th June 2015 We all know how important it can be to pay our bills on time, particularly utilities. But, there’s more to that necessity than the fear of having your energy or water supply cut off – if you don’t pay on time, it could affect your credit rating! Read More...

A warmer winter for 2 million people

Updated: 13th December 2016 - First Published: 03rd October 2014 Winter is on its way and with it comes the inevitable rise in energy use, which can only mean one thing – bigger energy bills. However, help is at hand thanks to an expansion of the Warm Home Discount Scheme. Read More...

Line rental… Are you getting value for money?

Updated: 13th December 2016 - First Published: 15th April 2014 When making a phone call these days most people reach for their mobile phone, with many home phones becoming practically redundant. Read More...

EDF Energy launches Blue+Price Freeeeze

Updated: 13th December 2016 - First Published: 05th July 2013 EDF Energy is offering customers the chance to fix their energy tariff until at least November 2016 with the added convenience of incurring no fee if they decide to move to another provider. Read More...

SSE reports 5.6% rise in profits

Updated: 13th December 2016 - First Published: 23rd May 2013 Profits for the energy supplier SSE grew in the twelve months to March this year as harsh weather conditions saw millions reaching for the thermostat. Read More...

npower launches new fixed energy tariff

Updated: 13th December 2016 - First Published: 13th May 2013 One of the UK’s largest energy providers, npower, has revealed its latest three-year fixed energy tariff. Read More...

Energy bills increase by 29% in three years

Updated: 13th December 2016 - First Published: 08th May 2013 Households in the UK have seen their annual energy bills increase by over £300 over the past three years. Read More...

First Utility raises energy prices

Updated: 14th December 2016 - First Published: 26th April 2013 The energy supplier, First Utility, has announced it is to increase one of its most popular tariffs by an average of 18%. Read More...

Millions struggle to pay utility bills

Updated: 14th December 2016 - First Published: 03rd April 2013 Research by the Debt Advisory Centre has found around 4 million households in the UK are currently in arrears with their utility payments as costs continue to rise. Read More...

Household water bills set to rise

Updated: 05th February 2013 - First Published: 05th February 2013 Households in England and Wales have been warned their water and sewage bills will increase to 0.5% above the rate of inflation over the forthcoming year. Read More...

Your energy saving tips revealed...

Updated: 19th December 2016 - First Published: 08th November 2012 Winter energy bills are going to be painful this year. Other than changing to a competitive gas and electricity tariff, follow these energy saving tips to save money. Read More...

First:utility storms the energy market

Updated: 19th December 2016 - First Published: 25th September 2012 As the nights begin to draw in and the weather turns more autumnal, thoughts turn to staying warm indoors. Read More...

Green taxes increase energy bills

Updated: 19th December 2016 - First Published: 30th August 2012 UK households and businesses are experiencing higher energy bills as a result of the Government’s green taxes, new research has found. Read More...

Energy prices likely to rise again this winter!

Updated: 19th December 2016 - First Published: 23rd August 2012 Energy prices are likely to rise again this winter, according to the Bank of England. Luckily though 3 of the 4 cheapest deals available are fixed price tariffs. Read More...

E.ON profits treble

Updated: 19th December 2016 - First Published: 14th August 2012 The energy supplier, E.ON, has revealed its profits more than trebled during the first six months of this year. Read More...

Good Energy drops prices by 5%

Updated: 19th December 2016 - First Published: 31st July 2012 Energy provider Good Energy has announced it is to cut its dual fuel fixed tariff prices by 5%. Read More...

Reduce the energy price pinch this winter

Updated: 19th December 2016 - First Published: 08th February 2012 Don’t feel the pinch as well as the cold this winter! With energy prices rocketing, review your tariff and take other energy saving action to minimise your costs. Read More...

Consumers facing water bill hikes

Updated: 19th February 2013 - First Published: 31st January 2012 Households are to face higher water bills from April, after the water regulator Ofwat announced price rises. Read More...

Revealed: the energy price postcode lottery

Updated: 01st May 2014 - First Published: 02nd December 2011 Energy prices can vary by 7% depending on where you live, and, depending on your postcode, you could save up to £334 off a typical annual bill by switching! Read More...

Switch to a renewable energy company and save!

Updated: 19th December 2016 - First Published: 27th September 2011 Switching to a renewable energy company can still save you money, and help the planet. We look at the best green energy tariffs around. Read More...

Have your energy bills just gone up?

Updated: 19th December 2016 - First Published: 14th September 2011 Have your energy bills been steadily increasing? Switch now and be on a cheaper tariff in time for winter. Read More...

Should I go fix my gas and electric costs?

Updated: 19th December 2016 - First Published: 31st August 2011 Two price rises in the last year and uncertainty about the future direction of energy costs is leading many to consider a fix – but is it right for you? Read More...

Beat the rise in energy prices!

Updated: 19th December 2016 - First Published: 17th August 2011 Five out of the “Big 6” energy providers are hiking the cost of energy. With gas and electric price rises due to take effect, now is the time to act. Read More...

People warned over bogus callers

Updated: 28th June 2011 - First Published: 28th June 2011 Consumers have been warned to remain extra vigilant against distraction burglars or bogus callers who pretend to be from a utility company or other organisations. Read More...

Government reveals Green Deal scheme details

Updated: 02nd June 2011 - First Published: 02nd June 2011 The Government has revealed more details about the Green Deal scheme that it hopes will make the UK’s homes more energy efficient. Read More...

TalkTalk and Tiscali customers refunded £2.5m

Updated: 28th February 2011 - First Published: 28th February 2011 TalkTalk and Tiscali have been ordered to refund customers a total of almost £2.5 million for charging them for services that had been cancelled. Read More...

npower announces 2011 price rise

Updated: 10th December 2010 - First Published: 10th December 2010 npower has become the latest energy company to announce price rises, just days after it was placed joint bottom of a complaints table. Read More...

Energy customers to get clearer bills

Updated: 18th December 2012 - First Published: 01st July 2010 Gas and electricity customers should start to receive simpler bills from today (1 July) as part of new measures ordered by the industry’s watchdog. Read More...

Consumers to benefit from water bill cuts

Updated: 27th November 2009 - First Published: 26th November 2009 Average water bills in England and Wales are to fall slightly over the next five years, the regulator Ofwat has revealed... Read More...


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