Power NI increases electricity bills by 6%

The rate change will add around £35 a year to the average annual power bill for nearly half a million households

Energy price cap reduction ‘doesn’t give consumers a good deal’

Consumer bodies are calling on householders to shop around and switch to a better deal

Energy bills to fall by £75 as Ofgem lowers price cap

The default price cap will reduce from £1,254 to £1,179 from 1st October until March 2020

Ofgem proposes to allow network firms to recover £75m of funding

They recover their allowed revenues from charges to suppliers, who in turn pass these costs to customers through their energy bills

Ofgem confirms permanent energy price cap exemptions for three green suppliers

Ecotricity, Good Energy and Green Energy UK can charge consumers above the standard variable tariff rates limit set by Ofgem

Go Compare buys Dragons’ Den energy switching business

Look After My Bills is a free service that automatically switches energy consumers to a cheaper deal when their contract comes to an end

New energy efficiency standard for social housing in Scotland

It aims to maximise the number of homes in the social rented sector attaining an Energy Performance Certificate rating B by 2032

Collapse of 11 energy suppliers ‘could cost consumers £172m’

Citizens Advice estimates that is the total amount left behind by the failed energy suppliers

Almost half of energy consumers have switched suppliers in four years

The figure is said to be significantly higher than those who have switched home insurance, broadband, telephone providers and banks

Informal carers ‘forking out extra £200 a year for energy’

New research has also found more than a third of informal carers have struggled to pay their energy bills at some stage