Take up expensive bills with your supplier, say EnergyUK

Following a report from uSwitch which suggested bills would start to become “unaffordable” for consumers in the next few years, the body representing power suppliers has suggested worried bill payers should get in touch with who sells them their energy to see what help is on offer. Christine McGourty, Director of Communications and Public Affairs […]

Energy firms ‘not distorting’ profits

There is no evidence energy suppliers are “distorting” their profits, says the representative group for the Big Six energy suppliers, Energy UK. It is welcoming industry regulator Ofgem’s latest report on how energy firms publish their accounts. Ofgem’s latest report recommends energy firms use a standard method for publishing their profits. It is based on […]

Efficiency will insulate UK from ‘volatile’ global gas costs

Energy efficiency measures in the home will insulate the UK against “volatile” wholesale gas prices which are affected by global events. That’s according to the chief of the body which represents the energy industry including the Big Six suppliers. Christine McGourty, director of Energy UK was speaking about efficiency as part of the Big Energy […]

Huge savings can be made during the Big Energy Week

Consumer Focus and Energy UK claim that consumers can make huge savings on their energy bills by better insulating their homes and checking they are on the best tariff or payment method. They claim that taking advantage of free or discounted insulations offered by energy suppliers can save consumers an average of £120 every year […]

Fuel poor let down by energy suppliers, claims charity

A fuel discount scheme intended to help hundreds of thousands keep warm is failing almost in its entirety and risks the lives of children, Save the Children have claimed. According to the charity only 3% of the 800,000 families eligible for the Warm Homes Discount scheme will receive it due to a funding shortfall from […]

Customers play postcode lottery on energy prices

Research released by consumer champions uSwitch claims that some customers may be paying more for their energy than others using the same amount in a different part of the country simply because of where they live. uSwitch said that energy suppliers vary their prices according to where customers live by £76 on average. Even though […]

Fuel poverty "set to soar"

Fuel poverty is “set to soar” and could be made even worse by rising energy bills, a consumer group has warned.Consumer Focus says that Government fuel poverty figures could be even higher after customers have to deal with energy companies’ price hikes. Yesterday DECC released figures that suggested a fifth of UK households – 5.5 […]