Energy Tariffs

20 March

British Gas to offer customers free electricity on Saturdays

British Gas has revealed that it will roll out an initiative that will see its customers get free electricity on Saturdays. The big six energy supplier previously offered 2,000 customers free electricity on a Saturday as part of a trial run. From this it found that 60 per cent of those partaking in the trial ...

17 March

Simplified energy tariffs still confusing claims Which?

The new simplified energy tariffs are still too confusing for many customers according to Which? Despite a host of changes to the layout and structure of energy bills, a survey from the consumer watchdog highlighted many people were still not picking the cheapest available deal: only 35% of the 500 participants actually picked the lowest ...

03 February

Greg Barker Criticises Energy Firms Failure To Include All Customers In Tariff Cuts

Energy minister Greg Barker has hit out at the energy suppliers that have failed to pass on bill reductions to all of their customers following changes to the way green levies are funded. Following the Government's deal - to also reduce green levies - at the beginning of December (2013), the big six energy suppliers ...

02 January

Ofgem brings in changes to how energy suppliers present tariffs

The 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

EDF 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

Ofgem 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.

21 February

Ofgem confirms plans for simpler tariffs for energy customers

Energy 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.

02 January

British Gas removes two online tariffs from its selection

As 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

Centrica 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

As 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 ...