End to E.ON business energy rollovers kicks in

Energy supplier E.ON brought an end to business energy contracts with automatic “rollovers” yesterday. As of 31 March, all its new and existing customers won’t be offered contracts which roll onto a pricier tariff automatically when it runs out. Automatic contract rollovers have in the past few years been widespread through the industry but controversy over […]

Is banning auto rollover contracts a red herring?

Suppliers have battled it out over the summer to sound the most reasonable on the issue of automatically rolling businesses onto new energy tariffs when their contracts end. Ofgem is looking at whether to ban the hitherto industry-wide practice – so what’s the solution? ELN reporter Vicky Ellis asks three suppliers what their views are […]

Blog: The energy bill rollover change that was, er, rolled over

There were ten in the bed and the little one said, “Rollover!” It’s a nursery rhyme from childhood which somewhat bizarrely fits the energy world except that we have more than ten suppliers in the bed and rollovers – the process of suppliers automatically whacking business customers onto new contracts as their tariffs ends – […]

E.ON wants ban for automatic energy contract rollovers

Energy provider E.ON is calling for a ban on “rollovers” – the controversial practice of automatically renewing energy contracts when they expire. In the past, small businesses have found themselves facing much higher bills as a result of the unannounced rollover. It’s such a widespread problem, regulator Ofgem wants to ban rollovers either outright or […]

Have you had your energy bill rolled over?

Has your new energy contract been rolled over from your previous one? If so, you could be paying around 61% more – or £1,600 – than your average energy bill as a result of it. New statistics from Energy Forecaster showed almost a third (1.5 million) of UK firms have had their energy contracts rolled […]