2008 November news archive


01 December

British Gas launches energy prices emergency helpline

British Gas sets up emergency helpline for Direct Debit customers.

01 December

Energy provider announces record windfarm in UK

ScottishPower's Whitelee Windfarm is now the largest onshore windfarm in Europe.

01 December

Energy supplier unveils new green transformer

EDF Energy announces a green transformer,which is filled with vegetable oil.

28 November

E.ON chief executive hints at price drops

Paul Golby, E.ON UK chief executive, said the firm is looking to drop energy prices.

28 November

Council appointing 'energy tsar to lower bills'

North Lincolnshire council looking to appoint 'Energy Tsar'.

27 November

British Gas to cut prices for dual fuel prepayment customers

British Gas is to cut prices for its customers on dual fuel prepayment meters from December 18th.

27 November

Energy prices to drop by less than 10%

The Times reports that sources close to energy firms claim they are planning price reductions of less that ten per cent.

27 November

Barclaycard hits one million contactless card target

One million contactless cards have been issued since they were first launched by Barclaycard

27 November

Drivers 'favouring future eye test legislation'

Specsavers has found that drivers are in favour of legislation for mandataory eye test for road users

26 November

Ofgem 'could investigate Direct Debit bills'

Ofgem 'could investigate Direct Debit bills'

26 November

UK's current renewable energy incentives 'not enough'

UK's current renewable energy incentives 'not enough'

25 November

Chancellor's pre-budget energy proposals praised

Chancellor's pre-budget energy proposals praised

25 November

npower opening new business centre

npower opening new business centre

25 November

Darling warns energy firms to 'drop prices'

Darling warns energy firms to 'drop prices'

24 November

Brits not checking energy bills

Brits not checking energy bills

24 November

Electricity review in Northern Ireland

Electricity review in Northern Ireland

24 November

Women warned about handbag car thefts

Women warned about handbag car thefts

24 November

Brits carrying debts into retirement

Brits carrying debts into retirement

21 November

Fuel poverty 'cuts across all sectors of society'

Fuel poverty 'cuts across all sectors of society'

21 November

Friends of the Earth challenges govt to end fuel poverty

Friends of the Earth challenges govt to end fuel poverty

21 November

E.ON provides solar grant for school

E.ON provides solar grant for school

21 November

Energy firms 'should drop prices by Christmas'

Energy firms 'should drop prices by Christmas'

20 November

Age Concern calls for focused aids in pre-budget report

Age Concern calls for focused aids in pre-budget report

20 November

Interest-only mortgage owners 'should seriously consider investing'

Interest-only mortgage owners 'should seriously consider investing'

20 November

Watchdog calls for energy firms to 'break rank'

Watchdog calls for energy firms to 'break rank'

20 November

Brits most concerned about financial predicament

Brits most concerned about financial predicament

19 November

Feed-in energy tariff scheme extended

Feed-in energy tariff scheme extended

19 November

SNP calls for 'decisive energy action'

SNP calls for 'decisive energy action'

19 November

Experts warn: 'Be covered this Christmas'

Experts warn: 'Be covered this Christmas'

19 November

ScottishPower to help over 380,000 homes by end of 2008

ScottishPower to help over 380,000 homes by end of 2008

19 November

British Gas launches Help the Aged partnership

British Gas launches Help the Aged partnership

18 November

Miliband meets with big energy firms

Miliband meets with big energy firms

18 November

Conservative energy proposals welcomed

Conservative energy proposals welcomed

17 November

Chelsea and Kensington 'most expensive roads in UK'

Chelsea and Kensington 'most expensive roads in UK'

17 November

Homeowners 'looking to go green'

Homeowners 'looking to go green'

14 November

Rise in fraudulent car finance applications

Rise in fraudulent car finance applications

14 November

European Commission calls for energy price drop

European Commission calls for energy price drop

14 November

Young insured drivers 'terrorising UK roads'

Young insured drivers 'terrorising UK roads'

14 November

Whiplash claims 'could affect future car insurance premiums'

Whiplash claims 'could affect future car insurance premiums'

13 November

Quarter of Brits going without insurance

Quarter of Brits going without insurance

13 November

SSE 'pledges to drop fuel costs'

SSE 'pledges to drop fuel costs'

13 November

Bad driving habits 'can have large costs'

Bad driving habits 'can have large costs'

12 November

Brits move abroad for sunnier climes and better quality of life

Brits move abroad for sunnier climes and better quality of life

12 November

Mortgage market 'will shrink by 80 per cent this year'

Mortgage market 'will shrink by 80 per cent this year'

11 November

First-time buyers fall by more than 50%

First-time buyers fall by more than 50%

11 November

Motorists opt for lower fuel costs over reliability

Motorists opt for lower fuel costs over reliability

11 November

Financial fibs revealed as one in three admit lying about money

Financial fibs revealed as one in three admit lying about money

10 November

'Cut car insurance costs' with simple maintenance

'Cut car insurance costs' with simple maintenance

10 November

Honeymoons waning as cash-strapped couples choose minibreaks

Honeymoons waning as cash-strapped couples choose minibreaks

07 November

People 'will find cash for Christmas treats'

People 'will find cash for Christmas treats'

06 November

Homeowners 'throwing money away' by buying insurance twice

Homeowners 'throwing money away' by buying insurance twice

06 November

Bank of England cuts interest rate by 1.5%

Bank of England cuts interest rate by 1.5%

06 November

Fifth of Brits planning loft conversions after law change

Fifth of Brits planning loft conversions after law change

05 November

Longer hours ahead for stressed-out British workers

Longer hours ahead for stressed-out British workers

05 November

Disposable income 'slashed by nearly 30% in two years'

Disposable income 'slashed by nearly 30% in two years'

05 November

80% of drivers 'ignore warnings about leaving valuables in cars'

80% of drivers 'ignore warnings about leaving valuables in cars'

04 November

75% of Brits unaware they are eligible for tax relief on pension contributions

75% of Brits unaware they are eligible for tax relief on pension contributions

04 November

Secretive men hide 55% more of their spending than women

Secretive men hide 55% more of their spending than women

04 November

Enjoy a silent night this Christmas

Enjoy a silent night this Christmas

03 November

Thrifty kids top up pocket money

Thrifty kids top up pocket money

03 November

Britain's 2m Muslims can now get halal car insurance

Britain's 2m Muslims can now get halal car insurance

03 November

One in five workers missing out on pensions

One in five workers missing out on pensions