Energy Suppliers

28 May

Can your energy supplier stop you switching?

Energy suppliers have been blocking certain price comparison services to stop customers switching – but are suppliers actually allowed to block switches?

15 April

Should you switch to a smaller supplier?

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?

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.

30 January

Ovo pays £8.9m for overcharging customers

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.

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.

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?

12 December

What’s the problem with smart meters?

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.

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.

01 December

Power to Switch - New government campaign to encourage energy consumers to shop around

A new campaign from the DECC encourages consumers to take control of their energy bills, by engaging with the market and making sure they're not paying more than they need to.

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