Fixed £300 penalty for fly-tipping in Wales comes into force

The Welsh Government said more than 60% of fly-tipped waste comes from households

Electricity switching figures hit nearly 400k in January

More than 100,000 households and businesses moved to small and medium sized suppliers

Small and microbusinesses continue to pay more for energy, Ofgem finds

Microbusinesses paid 35% more for their electricity in the first quarter of 2018 compared with larger firms

Energy price cap to save households £75 a year, says Ofgem

It will be confirmed in November and come into effect towards the end of December

Northern Ireland halved fuel poverty between 2011 and 2016

The Housing Executive said the improvement was largely due to lower average fuel prices, improved energy efficiency and increased income

UK households can reclaim £1.3bn from suppliers for unused energy

New research claims energy firms are “still failing to automatically refund customers” who are in credit

Price cap loophole ‘could see £700m in overpayments’

More than seven million households across the UK could be excluded from the government’s proposed energy price cap as a result of a legislative loophole. That’s according to green energy supplier Bulb, which says green tariffs are currently exempt from being limited. It says this will allow suppliers to charge more if they can prove […]

British homes ‘a century off going fully green’

At the current rate of progress, it will take a century for British homes to go green enough to meet international climate obligations. That’s according to the WWF, which claims the UK needs to triple the rate of insulating its homes to meet the Paris Agreement targets. It added domestic properties account for a fifth […]

New homeowners prioritise energy features

Energy efficient central heating and double glazing are seen as the most essential features of a property. That’s according to a new survey from Gocompare.com, which asked the British public what they look for when buying a new house. Central heating topped the list after 69% said it was a must-have and double glazing followed […]

CMA seeks views on measures to help microbusinesses

The competition watchdog is inviting views on measures to help microbusinesses and households on the most expensive tariffs find better deals. It follows a two-year investigation into the energy market, which revealed microbusinesses have been paying around £180 million a year more for gas and electricity than they would in a competitive market. The Competition […]