Dip in oil prices sees fixed household bills drop below £800 a year for first time since 2018

Low wholesale energy prices mean six suppliers are now offering a total of nine new fixed deal energy tariffs for less than this price

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

Igloo Energy announces up to 30% price cut for gas customers

The challenger firm says reductions will vary due to differences in the cost of distributing gas regionally across the UK

Energy suppliers ask government for financial support during pandemic

Trade association Energy UK said current government measures to help customers were not enough

Bulk of Brits ‘to turn off heating for summer by April’

A new survey finds 51% admit they would be turning the heating off to save money, while just 9% said they will be turning off heating for its environmental benefits

Robotic process automation ‘could change the face of utility management’

That’s the suggestion from Catalyst Commercial Services – we spoke to Chief Executive Officer Chris Hurcombe and Chief Commercial Officer Scott Pickavance to find out about its new EaaSi offering…

Winter temperatures ‘could cost households an additional £12.9bn’

A new report suggests colder weather could see each household spend an average £448 more on energy and warmer clothing this winter compared with the spring-summer period

Ofwat tells water firms to cut bills by 12% before 2025

The water regulator says returns on invested capital will be capped at a rate of 5.02%, down from the current limit of 6.64%

Energy bills
Many energy customers ‘still struggling to get accurate gas and electricity bills’

That’s the suggestion from Citizens Advice, which polled 3,000 people from across the UK and found an accurate bill is the top priority for consumers

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