High-use energy consumers ‘paying £700 over the odds’

High-use energy customers could be paying more than £700 over the odds for their gas and electricity. Consumer group Which? says dual-fuel customers that have a big house and family, spend a lot of time at home, use a lot of appliances or have poor insulation could be missing out on better deals. The cheapest […]

Brits ditch Big Six for smaller energy suppliers

UK householders are ditching the Big Six energy suppliers and moving to smaller power firms. New statistics reveal British Gas, E.ON, EDF Energy, npower, ScottishPower and SSE lost 660,000 customers in total in the last year. While they remain the dominant players, their duel fuel energy market reduced to 86.6% – a drop from 91% […]

ScottishPower’s energy price cut kicks in today

Energy supplier ScottishPower’s 3.3% price cut for gas and electricity comes into effect today. That means domestic customers on variable tariff will see their bills go down from £1,325 to £1,284 a year on average, according to price comparison site uSwitch. The Big Six power provider will cut £42 from an annual dual fuel bill […]

E.ON’s price rise kicks in this weekend

Energy supplier E.ON’s winter price hike of 3.7% for its dual fuel customers comes into effect this Saturday. The rise takes into account the changes to the green and social levies, some of which were moved to general taxation by the government. The increase will add £48 to the average dual fuel bill while customers […]

SSE confirms £50 energy price cut for customers

SSE has confirmed an average price cut of 3.5% for gas and electricity, finally passing on the green tax savings to its customers. A typical annual dual fuel householder will see their energy bill fall from £1,224 to £1,186 and will also receive a £12 government rebate as a result of the Warm Home Discount […]

Co-op Energy launches new fixed tariff until summer 2015

Co-operative Energy has launched a new 19-month fixed tariff for new and existing customers with no exit penalties. The energy firm decided to set a new fixed deal for consumers following the popularity of its March 2015 fixed tariff launched a few weeks ago, which was only available for 10,000 customers. The new energy deal […]

Energy price hike “another blow to Scottish households”

Scotland’s Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has expressed disappointment over ScottishPower’s decision to become the fourth of the Big Six to raise energy bills this winter. Yesterday the supplier revealed it will increase average electricity prices by 9% and gas prices by 8.5% starting from 6th December. It said a typical dual fuel bill would […]

ScottishPower raises winter energy bills by 8.6%

ScottishPower has announced it’s raising energy prices by an average of 9% for electricity and 8.5% for gas. The supplier said a typical dual fuel bill would go up by 8.6% or £113 starting from 6th December. It is the fourth of the Big Six suppliers to reveal price hikes over the winter after earlier […]

Tentative price rise from Co-op Energy

Energy supplier Co-operative Energy is putting up its gas and electricity prices by an average of 4.5%. It’s an attempt to undercut much bigger rivals such as SSE and British Gas who recently announced price hikes double that of the Co-operative’s. Announcing the new price today, an extra £4.78 per month for an average dual […]

Ofgem lowers energy bill estimate by more than £100

Ofgem has lowered its estimates for next year’s fuel bills in response to new data from DECC on consumers’ energy use. The regulator’s prediction for an average dual fuel energy bill over the next 12 months is now more than £100 cheaper than before, according to the revised Supply Market Indicators (SMIs). These indicators are […]