UK billpayers ‘could see energy bills rise by up to £63m’ as December begins

Uswitch warns 816,000 households could be affected by fixed deals ending and suggests they could see bills rise by an average of £155 as they are moved onto standard variable tariffs

Bulb launches ‘UK’s first major 100% renewable smart prepayment tariff’

Bulb highlights the price of the renewable pay-as-you-go deal comes in £60 below the ’prepayment’ price cap set by Ofgem

Tonik Energy goes bust

The gas and electricity supplier provided around 130,000 domestic customers with their energy – these customers will continue to receive a supply

Energy switches in August 17% down on last year

Energy UK reveals a total of 471,441 made the leap during the month, almost a fifth less than in August 2019

British Gas buys failing supplier Robin Hood Energy’s customer base

The failing supplier, run by Nottingham City Council, has made around 230 staff redundant

Effortless Energy goes out of business

Ofgem says all customers will continue to receive an energy supply and their outstanding credit balances will be protected

Rebel Energy hits the market with aim to become digital-focused supplier

The new challenger says it ‘intends to reinvent what it means to be an energy supplier’

Centrica announces 5,000 job cuts for second half of 2020

The news comes as part of the announcement of a business-wide restructure at the energy giant, designed to create a “simpler, leaner” business focused on customer delivery

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Nearly 600,000 energy customers switched supplier in March

Overall, switching is up by 10% in 2020 compared to the year before

Almost 13m UK households ‘owed £1.7bn by energy supplier’

That’s according to new research from Uswitch, which notes as winter ends, 46% of households are due a refund from their energy provider