Domestic Energy

20 March

Energy help during coronavirus crisis

The coronavirus crisis has put us all in financially perilous circumstances, but it looks like there could be help for people struggling to pay their energy bills at this time.

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.