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E.ON to cut prepayment costs by offering smart meters

E.ON look set to break new ground by bringing down the costs of prepayment meters to match those of standard energy tariffs as part of a new pilot scheme aimed at equalising the energy market.

27 May 15 Read More

Ofgem investigating rise in forced pre-pay meter installation

Following a freedom of information request from BBC Radio 5 Live, Ofgem have released figures showing that the number of forcibly installed pre-payment energy meters has gone up by around 50% since 2009, the year when these figures first became available.

26 May 15 Read More

‘Power to Switch’ Campaign Benefits 130,000 Households

Just a month after the introduction of the ‘Power to Switch’ campaign, 130,000 households in England, Scotland and Wales have saved over £38 million by switching energy providers.

24 Mar 15 Read More

Variable Tariffs Should Be Replaced Argue First Utility

The independent energy provider First Utility have argued that all energy suppliers should be compelled to do away with standard variable tariffs. At present, of all the customers with the big six energy firms, just below 70% of them are on this type of tariff and are therefore being overcharged £235 per annum.

13 Mar 15 Read More

Smart Meters Project at Risk

The ‘Energy and Climate Change Committee’ have warned that the project to put energy saving smart meters in every household in the UK is at risk of falling apart.

9 Mar 15 Read More

Committee Chastise Ofgem for Energy Bills

The Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee have condemned the energy regulator Ofgem for allowing the big energy firms to charge excessive rates.

24 Feb 15 Read More

British Gas Owner Announce Fall in Profits

The owner of British Gas, Centrica, have reported a drop in annual operating profits by 35%, arriving at a total of £1.75 billion. It is largely the result of the warmer weather experienced last year and the worldwide drop in the price of oil.

19 Feb 15 Read More

CMA: Energy Customers Missing Out By Not Switching

The Competition and Markets Authority have unveiled evidence that dual-fuel (electricity and gas) customers have lost out on making big savings by not switching tariffs and suppliers.

18 Feb 15 Read More

Switch to Save - £2.7bn up for Grabs by Switching Energy Supplier

13.5 million households across the UK are missing out on their share of £2.7 billion by sticking with their energy company.

16 Feb 15 Read More

Energy Bills Should Be Much Less Say ‘Which?’

The consumer group ‘Which?’ have released a report saying energy companies could have cut prices for their consumers by a lot more and much sooner.

4 Feb 15 Read More

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