EDF Energy price rise begins

EDF Energy puts its household power prices up by an average of 3.9% today with bills increasing to £1,237 from £1,190. The supplier’s relatively modest price hike of £47 is less than it could have been since the Government cut the amount of cash suppliers must spend on green levies by £12 per person. Only […]

Paterson pleads with water firms to curb prices

Water companies are being urged to scrap their planned price hikes for consumers and ease the pressure on householders’ finances. In a letter to the CEOs of all major water firms, Environment Secretary Owen Paterson (pictured) is calling on them to “look closely” at whether price increases are necessary and to introduce special tariffs for […]

8.2% energy price hike for SSE customers

SSE has become the first of the Big Six energy suppliers to announce an increase in energy bills this winter. The company said household gas and electricity tariffs would rise by an average of 8.2%, kicking in from November 15th. The price hikes will add around £2 per week to the average annual standard dual […]

Five million homes owe £637m to energy suppliers

The number of people who owe money to their energy supplier has risen by more than one million in a year, with around one in five households now in debt, a new study suggests. UK consumers owe a total of £637 million now, 6% more than last year. The research by uSwitch.com also reveals more […]

Which? calls for independent review of energy market

A consumer group has called on the Government to launch an independent review into the rising cost of domestic energy bills. In an open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron, Which? said the Government should face facts that the energy market is “broken” and should let consumers know the “deserved” truth. It stressed the Government […]

Greg Barker: Energy suppliers’ price hikes ‘unwelcome’

The price hikes for gas and electricity is “very unwelcome” but the Government is taking action to help households. That’s the view of Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker responding to British Gas and npower’s announcements last week about a rise in their gas and electricity bills. It follows SSE’s plans earlier this year […]

Public reaction to SSE price hike

How do the general public feel about SSE’s plans for a 9% energy bill price hike from October? ELN reporter Priyanka Shrestha hits the streets of London to find out.