Gas and electricity news and energy saving tips
The UK’s overreliance on gas has contributed to the price of energy increasing. We look at three ways to fix the marker.
Ofgem has issued GnErgy a final order to pay its Renewables Obligations (RO). Is another energy supplier about to go bust?
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?
Bulb is the latest energy supplier to find itself struggling and has been placed into special administration. What next for Bulb customers and the energy industry?
Energy suppliers have been blocking certain price comparison services to stop customers switching – but are suppliers actually allowed to block switches?
Energy suppliers top the list of homeowners’ most hated service providers. Here’s what to do if you have a problem with your energy supplier.
The big five energy suppliers have met with key stakeholders to discuss what they can do to help consumers. But does it go far enough?
If you pay your energy bills by Direct Debit, there’s a good chance your supplier owes you upwards of £100. Here’s how to claim your money back.
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.
The UK’s energy crisis is still ongoing, with experts now forecasting bills to rise by up to £900 in winter.
Almost 3 million households are in debt with an energy supplier. Here’s what to do if you’re struggling to pay your energy bills.
Switching to a green energy deal is a way to save money and do a bit for the environment. Or is it? It seems not all green deals are as green as you think.
2020 looks set to be another record year for energy switching - here’s why now is the time to switch to a better deal for gas and electricity.
The energy crisis in the UK has caused energy prices to skyrocket. Here is all you need to know about getting help with the rising energy costs.
British Gas is the last of the Big Six to announce it will be putting up the price of electricity - here's how you can protect against future price hikes.
Energy firms have come under fire for forcing too many customers to use prepaid meters, but can you stop your supplier from installing one?
High prices, poor customer satisfaction and suppliers going bust - the UK energy industry is a mess. Is nationalisation of National Grid the answer?
The energy price cap has been in place just over a month, and Ofgem has announced it’s going up by 10%. Is the price cap doing more harm than good?
There's been troubling signs that energy suppliers have upped household’s direct debits above that of the price cap. Learn more about what’s happening here.
Could local authority owned energy companies help offer households a fairer deal on energy, cut bills for millions of customers and even go green?
Ofgem has announced plans to limit how much suppliers can keep in credit balances as well as rules to protect credit balances when a supplier fails.
Ofgem plans to make gas and electricity companies to be subjected to independent audits in bid to boost customer service and prevent collapses.
Ovo will have to pay an £8.9 million settlement to customers after Ofgem found it had been billing customers incorrectly, or not at all, from 2015 to 2018.
The government have announced plans to introduce a price cap on the domestic energy market, designed to end rip off energy prices.
Renewable energy deadlines and record highs on the UK gas market mean a string of small suppliers could potentially go bust by the end of August.
Although there are more than 70 energy suppliers to choose from, 75% of households are still with the Big Six. Is it time you switched to a smaller supplier?
Just days after Extra Energy went under another small supplier has gone bust. Spark Energy has announced it has ceased trading, affecting 290,000 households. If you’re a Spark Energy customer, here’s what happens next.
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.
SSE is in talks over the sale of its UK retail energy business to OVO just months after the plug was pulled on a domestic energy merger with Npower. What’s going on?
Renewable energy from community-run energy schemes is powering the equivalent of 130,000 homes across the UK, but could subsidy cuts and policy changes have slowed down the number of projects launched.
Smart meters are getting a bad press, largely due to lower than expected savings & technical issues. But here’s why smart meters are about more than saving money.
The energy price cap has been reviewed again, and it won’t help all households. Switching remains the best way to save. So what’s the problem with the price cap?
2018 saw energy suppliers increase their tariffs by unprecedented levels – Big Energy Savings Week aims to help more people switch and save on the energy bills.
Why are so many energy suppliers going bust? And should this make you think twice about switching away from the Big Six? We take a closer look and offer some invaluable energy swithcing advice.
Eight energy suppliers have gone bust this year. Here’s why YOU will have to help foot the bill for transferring customers to a new supplier.
Hurricane Harvey has had a devastating effect of the most southerly states of the US - and the global energy market might also take a hit.
The UK could suffer gas supply shortages and increased energy costs when it leaves the EU, according to industry experts. We take a closer look at the problem and what you can do about it.
If you pay for your energy by monthly direct debit, your energy company may actually be taking more money from you than it needs – in which case, you could be due a refund.