Domestic Energy

19 March

Energy saving tips for coronavirus self-isolation

The coronavirus crisis means more of us will be spending more and more time at home, and the extra gas and electricity usage will be adding to our energy bills.

18 February

British Gas boost for prepayment households

British Gas has dropped the minimum top-up for prepayment energy customers from £5 back to £1, following customer anger.

13 February

Should fracking be banned in the UK?

What is fracking? Why is it so divisive? And could it really lead to lower energy bills? We examine the pros and cons of shale gas extraction in the UK.

21 January

Switch to beat the January price hikes

UK Households saved £2bn by switching in 2019. Fixed rate deals ending in January could push up bills by a £16m. Switch now to beat the price hikes.

14 January

Don’t get stung by backdated energy bills

Has your energy supplier tried to claim backdated payments on your bills? Did you know they can only backdate payments for 12 months? Find out more here.

07 January

Will the situation in Iran affect energy prices?

Instability in Iran due to US airstrikes could affect the cost of energy for households and businesses across the UK. Here we explain how and why.

18 December

Can local councils cut energy prices and help you go green?

Could local authority owned energy companies help offer households a fairer deal on energy, cut bills for millions of customers and even go green?

04 December

Are energy firms ripping off UK households?

British Gas and Scottish Power have become the latest suppliers to increase rates. But wholesale energy prices are falling - are energy firms ripping off UK households?

02 December

End of Npower signals the end of the Big Six

After SSE pulled the plug on its merger with Npower, Eon has pulled the plug on Npower - ending the Big Six and putting thousands of jobs at risk.

14 November

Centrica fights energy price cap in court

Centrica has won a court battle with Ofgem over the way it calculated the cap on energy prices.