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British Gas staff dupe public in mass mis-selling of deals – regulator OFGEM cracks down on sneaks

OFGEM has condemned the UK’s flagship energy supplier, British Gas, for making false, over-exaggerated claims to prospective customers.

4 Jul 14 Read More

21 million Brits missing a trick on shopping for better energy bills.

New campaign empowers the nation to start ‘energy shopping’

23 Apr 14 Read More

OVO energy unveil first UK tariff with average annual bill below £1,000

Independent energy provider OVO Energy has unveiled their Cheaper Energy Fixed tariff that offers users an astonishing average annual bill of less than £1,000.

14 Apr 14 Read More

OFGEM proposes tougher rules for suppliers to make switching more reliable for consumers

Ofgem has today published the detailed rules which will complete the next important step of a programme to make switching energy suppliers faster and more reliable. Our State of the Market Assessment found that switching can be a hassle for some customers and can deter them from engaging in the market.

9 Apr 14 Read More

OFGEM launches project to pave the wave for cheaper off peak electricity

Tariffs where consumers pay less for using electricity off-peak or when it is cheaper to produce, are one step closer from today.

4 Apr 14 Read More

SSE announce energy price freeze until 2016

Energy giant SSE has announced that it will implement a freeze on its prices for domestic gas and electricity until 2016, marking the first occasion where one of the country’s major providers has indicated such a stance. The move is set to benefit over 7 million customers across the UK, with SSE arguing that it is part of a ‘positive agenda for customers’ that they hope will display that they are concerned with their wellbeing, rather than solely on profit generation.

26 Mar 14 Read More

Carbon tax freeze could see consumers protected from future energy price hikes

British consumers could be shielded from future price hikes on their energy bills later this year, if Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne identifies that he will remove carbon tax levied on energy providers during tomorrow’s Budget, a number of consumer organisations have argued.

18 Mar 14 Read More

Majority of consumers still struggling to find cheapest deal on ‘simplified’ bills

A stunning 65% of energy consumers are still finding it difficult to determine the cheapest energy tariff supplied by the country ‘big six’ energy suppliers, despite recent reform to the industry will see energy bills simplified to serve this purpose.

17 Mar 14 Read More

ECO praised but government green scheme criticised by Ed Davey

A government supported loan initiative which has been intended to assist people make their homes more green friendly has been branded ‘disappointing by the UK’s energy and climate change secretary.

6 Mar 14 Read More

Save your energy and stay in credit

With some research suggesting that energy prices rising up to eight times faster than average weekly earnings , many of us need all the help we can get to cut down our bills.

28 Feb 14 Read More

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