Utilita freezes energy prices until April 2018

Independent energy supplier Utilita has committed to freeze prices until at least 1st April next year. It is also cutting its tariff, with the average dual fuel customer saving 1.8% or £19.17 a year. The supplier claims customers will be paying around £184 less on average per year than Big Six customers on the standard […]

British Gas extends price freeze until August

British Gas is extending its price freeze for standard tariff energy customers until August. It initially announced it would freeze prices until at least the end of March this year. The Big Six supplier has pledged to extend that for an additional five months and give customers on its standard tariff an annual “health check” […]

SSE freezes energy prices this winter

SSE has confirmed it won’t be increasing standard household energy prices this winter. The average standard variable dual fuel bill paid by householders annually currently stands at £1,068. The Big Six supplier said it will be capping prices until at least April 2017. Will Morris, Managing Director, Retail, at SSE, said: “We understand that the […]

Good Energy to freeze energy prices this winter

Good Energy has promised to freeze its electricity and gas prices this winter. It claims to be the first supplier in the country to do so. Some energy suppliers have begun to increase their prices for winter 2016/17 due to rising demand for heating, according to the green firm. Good Energy said its average yearly […]

Labour plans would lead to “yo-yo” pricing – Davey

Ed Davey slammed the Opposition’s plans for energy yesterday, claiming they would create higher, “yo-yo” prices for consumers. The Energy Secretary was speaking in the Commons ahead of a vote on new powers for Ofgem, which Labour lost. The vote prompted a verbal brawl on whether controlling retail energy prices was possible or desirable, with […]

Labour’s energy price freeze pledge ‘absolutely rock solid’

  The energy price freeze pledge made by Labour is “absolutely rock solid” and the party will not be backtracking on it, Caroline Flint told ELN. She insisted it will be taken through legislation “within the first 100 days of a Labour government” if the party wins the general election next year. The Shadow Energy […]

Guest Blog: Dave Cockshott – Where’s the energy gone from politics?

The final party conferences before the General Election are over and Dave Cockshott, Director at Inenco, is left scratching his head. The party conference season is nearly over, and as we mull over what policies and promises were set out with just eight months to go to an election, it’s worth reflecting what this could […]

SSE profits rise 9.6%

Scottish supplier SSE’s overall profits before tax rose 9.6% to £1,551.1 million last year. The company put this down “mainly” to cash made back after investing in drilling for gas and major network upgrades. Last winter it bumped up prices by 8.2%. Sales from its wholesale gas business rose by 24.8%, the bulk of which […]

New Labour PR chief “ran anti-price freeze ads in US”

The American PR strategist parachuted in to run Labour’s election campaign was behind a TV advert criticising energy price freezes. One of Labour leader Ed Miliband’s key policies for the 2015 General Election is freezing energy bills for two years. David Axelrod, the man who masterminded President Barack Obama’s first election, will have to promote […]

Brits sceptical of energy price freeze promises

The British public don’t buy into promises to freeze energy prices and most wouldn’t pick a supplier because of one. According to a new poll by Populus, a majority (61%) say a price freeze isn’t enough to tempt them to switch energy supplier. Last week British Gas announced it is freezing prices for the rest […]