Ofgem to manage code of practice for energy comparison sites

Ofgem has now taken over management of a code of practice used by energy price comparison websites for households. Managed by Consumer Focus since 2008, the Confidence Code ensures that websites accredited through the code have to make sure that prices they quote for energy deals and information given about the offers are done in […]

Language of price comparison sites ‘wrong’

The language that energy price comparison sites use is “wrong” and it doesn’t save consumers any money. That’s according to Martin Lewis, a financial journalist and creator of moneysavingexpert.com, who made the comment during a debate on energy tariffs on BBC Radio 5 live yesterday. He said: “The language of comparison sites is wrong. They […]

SSE’s price hike a “serious blow”

SSE’s energy price rise is a “serious blow” for UK consumers, according to a price comparison site. The comment follows the energy company’s announcement yesterday to increase its electricity and gas prices by 9% starting October this year, which is expected to affect around 8.4million customers. The move will add an extra £119 to an […]