UK to seek exemption from US steel import tariffs

UK Trade Secretary Liam Fox is travelling to Washington today where he will be discussing the duties

SSE loses 40,000 customers and continues npower talks

Big Six energy supplier SSE lost 40,000 customers over the past three months as households continued to switch away from larger providers to smaller rivals offering cheaper tariffs. The group suggested the energy market was facing “complex challenges” after its numbers of customers in the UK and Ireland dropped from 7.72 million to 7.68 million over […]

Trump slaps tax on foreign solar panels

The US Government has confirmed it will be imposing tariffs on imported solar panels. The announcement marks Donald Trump’s first major trade action of 2018 and is part of his “America First” policy. A tariff of 30% will be applied to imported solar panels, most of which come from China. It will fall to 25% […]

Lack of switching options ‘costing NI customers £82m’

A lack of switching options is costing energy customers across Northern Ireland around £82 million per year. That’s according to Echo Managed Services, which suggests only 28% of consumers have switched suppliers in the last year, compared to around 38% across the rest of the UK. It estimates this could be costing up to £145 […]

Tariff switching hits new heights in 2017

Switching figures for this year have hit nearly five million, topping 2016’s record heights. That’s according to the latest figures from Energy UK, which suggest this has been partially driven by new companies joining the Energy Switch Guarantee (ESG), which now covers more than 90% of the market. The industry-led initiative sees companies sign up […]

Customers ‘in the dark over energy bills’

  As many as 13 million households are unaware they could be on the UK’s worst value energy deals. That’s the verdict from customer communication specialist Wiraya, which has claimed of the 66% of UK households estimated to be on the worst value tariffs by Ofgem, just 17% are actually aware of it. In a […]

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 […]

Small supplier OVO Energy increases prices

Small gas and electricity supplier OVO Energy has announced a rise in prices. The 8.7% increase to the Better Energy pay monthly tariff, which came into effect last week, will lead to consumers paying an extra £80 per year. That means the dual fuel tariff will go up from £917 to £997 annually. OVO Energy […]

Ofgem: Switch energy tariffs and save £325

Energy customers are being urged to switch tariffs and save hundreds of pounds on their bills. New data from Ofgem reveals while switching continues to rise, around two thirds of customers could save up to £325 by moving from their supplier’s expensive standard tariff to the cheapest fixed-term deal. It found 8% more customers switched […]

Energy tariffs rise to 800, increasing complexity of choice and making it harder to save money

Traditionally there have been 20 energy tariffs per provider, now there will be 800 – making it harder for consumers to find the right energy tariff to save up to £400 per year. Flipper Community offers a way to disrupt the price comparison market by making energy switching simpler. With machine intelligence it automatically switches […]