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Ofgem Call for Cuts to Costs of Prepayment Meters

The regulator for the gas and electricity markets in the UK, Ofgem, has recently carried out some research into the number of energy companies that charge for the installation of prepayment meters. The findings of this research revealed that 40% of providers charged for this service and another 5% charged for the removal of the meters.

30 Jun 15 Read More

Energy Companies Must Be More Open About Tariffs

Many energy companies sell their power with various different names through satellite companies. These companies often offer a variety of different tariffs at a range of different prices.

9 Jun 15 Read More

Energy Secretary Tells "Big Six" That They Have To Pass On 20% Cuts In Gas and Electricity

The Energy Secretary has fired a warning at the bosses of the Big Six energy suppliers telling them that they must make sure that they pass on a fall in energy prices to their customers.

3 Jun 15 Read More

Millions Saved in One Month as Switching Energy Supplier Rockets

More than £38 million was saved by 130,000 households switching energy supplier - in just one month of the ‘Power to Switch’ campaign

2 Jun 15 Read More

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

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