Prepayment plans are ‘financial prison sentence for millions of households’

Auto-switching service Switchcraft claims these deals can lock billpayers into an ‘energy-poverty trap’

Brighton’s i360 continues clean power journey

The renewable energy provider expects to help owner British Airways save around 667,000 kilogrammes of carbon dioxide over two years

Half a million energy customers switched supplier in May

Energy UK suggests half a million customer switches every month has become the ‘new normal’

Octopus Energy launches new tariffs to grow vertical farming sector

The supplier says the bespoke offerings aim to reduce the costs of agritech operations by up to 12%

Energy bills
Households ‘could be hit with a 41% bill increase this month’

Energy deal switching service uSwitch says the bill increases will come into effect as 61 fixed deals across 13 suppliers come to an end

Time-of-use tariff
Majority of consumers ‘like the idea of time-of-use tariffs’

Smart Energy GB says most customers would be keen to sign up to time-of-use deals if they could save money or help the environment

Poor customer service
Increasing numbers of small suppliers ‘offering poor customer care’

Citizens Advice has scored five suppliers less than two stars out of five in its latest rankings

Reminder note to switch
New all-online switching service launches for businesses

Newbury-based Switchyourenergy uses information obtained from current bills to find suitable tariffs

Energy prices sign
66 energy deals ‘are still more expensive than the price cap’

There are 66 energy deals remaining on the market that cost more than the price cap. That’s the claim made by auto-switching service Look After My Bills, which has published new research suggesting the most expensive, a fixed offering from supplier Ebico at £1,312.29, is £175 more costly than the limit enforced for standard variable tariffs at […]

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Government unveils ‘Smart Export Guarantee’ proposals

The plans aim to protect consumers while guaranteeing small-scale clean electricity providers would be paid for their excess electricity