Energy Tariffs

02 January

Ofgem brings in changes to how energy suppliers present tariffs

Cooking surface and gas ringsThe tariffs offered by energy suppliers in the UK are set for a huge shake-up with Ofgem bringing in a number of changes for the new year. The UK's energy regulator will enforce a number of changes including banning confusing and complex tariffs and limiting the number of tariffs energy firms can offer each customer ...

07 October

EDF Energy Unveils New Fixed Price Energy Tariff

PlugEDF Energy, one of the UK's big six energy suppliers, has unveiled a new fixed price energy tariff that will freeze both gas and electricity prices until 2017. The announcement of the Blue + Price Freeeeze March 2017 tariff follows the launch of nPower's Price Protector March 2017 tariff. However, EDF's offering is cheaper by ...

26 March

Ofgem faces 'Big Six' energy suppliers backlash over changes to tariffs

Electrical dischargeOfgem will push ahead with various reforms to the way in which energy firms present bills to their customers this week - despite renewed criticism from the 'Big Six' energy suppliers. The energy regulator will plough ahead with proposals to shake-up the way in which energy tariffs are presented by suppliers - a move endorsed ...

21 February

Ofgem confirms plans for simpler tariffs for energy customers

Green Energy PlugEnergy regulator Ofgem has reiterated its plans to force energy suppliers into cutting down the number of tariffs they offer customers. The Government has confirmed that it is completely behind the plans. The regulator outlined plans back in October last year, but the Government then trumped Ofgem's own plans by announcing proposals for even more ...

02 January

British Gas removes two online tariffs from its selection

Burning Gas OvenAs of Monday (December) 31 British Gas has removed two of its tariffs for the firm's energy customers. The firm has opted to remove both its Online Fixed and Websaver 13 tariffs from the market. The Online Fixed plan was only available for British Gas customers who paid by Direct Debit, and it included an ...

16 November

Centrica loses 7% of its business customers

Burning Gas OvenCentrica has put the blame on a tough economic climate and rising competition as new statistics show they have lost seven per cent of their small and medium business customers this year. The owner of British Gas said that in total it had lost 43,000 business customers since the end of June alone. That figure ...

20 January

Shop around for energy tariffs - don't let stress set in

Woman keeping warm in winterAs part of the ongoing Big Energy Week, consumers are being urged not to panic about the rising cost of energy prices. Consumer Focus and Energy UK are instead calling on customers to take a simple step to find out whether they are on the best energy tariff; this follows the results of Consumer Focus ...

30 June

More energy price rises on the horizon?

Cooking surface and gas ringsWith Scottish Power recently announcing a hike in its gas and electricity prices, there were fears that other large energy suppliers could follow suit. On Tuesday, British Gas gave a strong hint that their tariffs could be next to rise. As reported in the Daily Telegraph, the chief operating officer of British Gas, Ian Peters, ...

25 April

British Gas cuts prices

British Gas cuts prices so customers benefit from a further 6% drop in the cost of electricity and an additional 3% cut in the price of gas.