Government ‘mulling scrapping green levy on energy bills’

A group of MPs have reportedly backed the move that could potentially reduce average household bills by £153

Companies’ ‘profiteering’ and Russia are to blame for high bills, Brits say

Just 13% of the public believe that green levies should be removed to provide support to struggling households, a new survey finds

Industry urges government to act now on energy bills

Trade body calls for urgent action after inflation rose by 5.4%, a near three-decade high

Octopus boss urges government to ‘spread the cost of energy crisis’

Greg Jackson said urgent action is required to halt “very high increases” on energy bills

UK’s poorest customers could dodge green taxes

The poorest customers in the UK could be made exempt from paying the green energy taxes included as part of bills. Energy regulator Ofgem is currently consulting consumer groups and power companies on proposals for a safeguard tariff, which would mean more than two million customers could gain an additional layer of protection when it […]

npower’s 2.5% price cut finally arrives

Energy supplier npower’s price drop on the back of a cut in government levies is finally kicking in. The price cut on Friday (28 February) will trim £33 a year off the average npower dual fuel energy bill. This brings their average bill down from £1,332 to £1,299 a year on top of a further […]

£54 cut in energy bills for ScottishPower customers

ScottishPower has confirmed plans to cut its gas and electricity prices for domestic customers by 3.3% this year. The reduction means around 2.2 million householders paying by monthly direct debit will see their dual fuel bill drop to £1,199 per year, which will come into effect on 31st January. The energy supplier will cut £42 […]

MPs say green levies WON’T increase bills in longer term

MPs have told the Government green levies won’t increase energy bills in the long term, undercutting pledges from Prime Minister David Cameron on the issue. The Prime Minister has repeated his resolve to “roll back” green levies and changes to these are expected in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on Thursday (5 December). But Joan Walley MP, […]

Suppliers rush to drop energy bills after policy change

British Gas, SSE, ScottishPower and npower today indicated they will drop their domestic energy bills on the back of changes to government policy. DECC is swapping the cost of insulating poor households – the social and environmental levy ECO – from energy bills to general taxes and spreading this cost over a longer period of […]

Number 10 denies Cameron told ministers to cut "green crap"

Downing Street has denied that the Prime Minister David Cameron told ministers to get rid of “this green crap” – referring to the environmental levies on consumers’ energy bills. A newspaper quoted an unnamed Tory source as saying: “The prime minister is going round Number 10 saying: ‘We have got to get rid of all […]