Millions of households ‘forced to choose between heating and eating’

That’s according to new research from uSwitch, released to draw attention to Fuel Poverty Awareness Day today – it notes 3.4 million UK households are in fuel poverty

Half of all water customers ‘don’t understand their bills’

New research from Echo Managed Services suggests nearly 13.5 million households struggle to understand jargon in their bill

Three million households across England and Wales ‘struggling to afford water’

The Consumer Council for Water claims this is despite what it describes as “rapid growth” in water company schemes designed to help consumers pay their bills

Government launches scheme to say goodbye to energy efficiency cowboys

Its new initiative aims to ensure tradesmen installing energy efficiency measures for low-income families will have to be trusted and certified

More than 2.5m households ‘being unfairly charged for utilities’

A new report from Echo Managed Services found more than 9% of customers have received inaccurate energy bills in the last year

Three million households already in energy debt ahead of winter

These fuel-poor households collectively owe nearly £417 million to their suppliers, with the year’s coldest weather soon to arrive

Prorogation of Parliament causes environmental and trade bills to be dropped

The Renewable Energy Association said the move was ‘another blow for the renewable and clean technology industry’

Nearly two-thirds of water consumers want more supplier transparency

A new report suggests the public want to understand more about where their money goes and how it is spent

Millions of households ‘to see prices rise by up to £439 as fixed deals end’

Price comparison service uSwitch says customers will be automatically rolled onto more expensive tariffs once contracts end in in July, August and September

Prepayment plans are ‘financial prison sentence for millions of households’

Auto-switching service Switchcraft claims these deals can lock billpayers into an ‘energy-poverty trap’