Energy debt hits £1.3bn before the ‘perfect storm’ breaks

Nearly six million households owe an average of £206 to energy suppliers, new report suggests

Households paid £280m bill for string of energy firm collapses

Suppliers which took on customers of failed companies allegedly sent claims totalling this amount to UK Power Networks

‘Nearly half of Britons have cut electricity and gas use’

Almost 24 million people were cutting energy use in their homes between March and June, according to a report

Businesses likely to see energy bills increase fivefold in October

New analysis suggests higher energy costs could force more business closures that would cripple the economy

Price cap will be updated every three months, confirms Ofgem

The move is believed to ensure that the new price cap reflects gas and electricity costs in a better way

Quarterly price cap is coming up

The regulator will allegedly announce details of quarterly updates of the price cap this week

Energy arrears the most common debt type amongst people contacting charities

Charities have urged Ofgem to ensure suppliers protect people in arrears

Business utilities retailer acquires insolvent energy comparison website

Love Energy Savings has taken over Energy Helpline which fell into administration in April

‘Energy bills to top £3,000 this winter’

Skyrocketing gas prices could add as much as £2,000 to average household energy bills, new analysis finds

Households to be paid to use energy off-peak

Families with smart meters will be paid to use less energy at peak times and reduce emissions