Business Secretary warns energy suppliers over direct debit hikes

Grant Shapps has urged companies to ensure that their billing processes don’t overcharge customers

Nearly 1.7m ‘set to cancel their direct debit energy payments’

One-in-seven customers have either already decided or are likely to cancel their direct debits, according to a new survey

Ex-PM makes a case for “temporary renationalisation” of energy suppliers

Gordon Brown has called on the government to scrap the price cap amid energy crisis

“Rishi, Liz and Boris make a collective decision on energy bills now”

Money Saving Expert Founder says the decision cannot wait until the new Prime Minister is elected

Energy suppliers hit back at Ofgem over its review on “weaknesses” in direct debits

The regulator has said it has identified “moderate to severe weaknesses” in Ecotricity, Good Energy, Green Energy UK, Utilita, TruEnergy and UK Energy Incubator Hub

Ofgem unveils energy suppliers’ “failings” in direct debit charges

Five large energy suppliers were found to have ‘moderate or severe’ weaknesses in the way they charge customers direct debits

Suppliers meet with charities to propose additional help for customers

The group agreed to work on a series of immediate changes that can be implemented as soon as possible

Ofgem extends ban on small energy supplier Iresa

The company is still prohibited from accepting new customers