Ofgem consults on default tariff cap data matching for vulnerable customers

It is seeking views on its proposals until 31st May 2018

SSE: Energy suppliers should have right to appeal price cap level

Chief Executive Alistair Phillips-Davies is also calling for greater clarity around the conditions under which a price cap would be removed

Ofgem commits to energy price cap by end of 2018

Legislation will have to be passed by Parliament this summer for the regulator to ensure the price cap is set this year

Energy price cap introduced: Industry responds

The UK Government has introduced new legislation to cap energy prices and help consumers save money. The move will allow regulator Ofgem to cap prices until 2020, protecting 11 million households across the UK, who are currently on a standard variable tariff (SVT) or other default deals. Urgently needed Rachel Reeves, Chair of the Business, […]

UK Government launches bill to cap energy prices

New legislation to cap energy prices and help consumers save money is being introduced to Parliament today. The Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) will allow Ofgem to cap energy tariffs until 2020, protecting 11 million households across the UK, who are currently on a standard variable or other default tariffs. The cap, which could […]

MPs call for urgent need for energy price cap

The “broken” energy market in Britain must be fixed by introducing a price cap before next winter. The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee is urging the government to implement the cap as soon as possible to protect loyal customers from being ripped off by suppliers. MPs said the Big Six energy companies have […]

Five million households face energy price rise

Around five million vulnerable households will see a £58 increase a year on their energy bills from April. Ofgem said the level of its safeguard tariff – which stops suppliers from charging customers too much – will increase from £1,031 to £1,089 for dual fuel customers on average. That’s mainly due to higher wholesale energy […]

Ofgem Chief says sorry for not capping bills sooner

The UK’s energy regulator has apologised for not capping energy bills sooner. Ofgem Chief Dermot Nolan was accused of being a passive bystander by MPs, who said he had failed to prevent millions of customers from paying over the odds. Mr Nolan said he will not receive his £15,000 bonus this year after admitting the […]

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 […]

Energy minister says government has ‘clear legal advice’ on price cap

  Energy Minister Richard Harrington has said the government has “clear legal advice” on the energy price cap. Earlier this month, the government published the draft bill for an absolute cap on energy prices until 2020, which means a maximum price per kilowatt hour will be set that suppliers can charge. British Gas owner Centrica’s […]