‘Almost 14m UK households face £288m energy bill shock’

The lockdown has prevented meter readers from visiting properties, ‘hiding’ the fact energy use is estimated to have risen by £16 a month

Almost 13m UK households ‘owed £1.7bn by energy supplier’

That’s according to new research from Uswitch, which notes as winter ends, 46% of households are due a refund from their energy provider

Households face £16m energy bill increase after tariffs end

Around 47 deals are scheduled to run out at the end of January, which means many customers will be rolled on to default tariffs that are usually much higher

Energy price cap reduction ‘doesn’t give consumers a good deal’

Consumer bodies are calling on householders to shop around and switch to a better deal

Informal carers ‘forking out extra £200 a year for energy’

New research has also found more than a third of informal carers have struggled to pay their energy bills at some stage

Renters ‘footing £102 bill for previous tenants’ energy use’

New research suggests 70% of landlords don’t provide any information about energy tariffs and the switching process to their tenants

Four in 10 ‘informal carers struggling to pay energy bills’

Their annual energy bills are estimated to be £176 higher on average than other billpayers

UK households can reclaim £1.3bn from suppliers for unused energy

New research claims energy firms are “still failing to automatically refund customers” who are in credit

Mixed reactions to May’s energy price cap pledge

There have been mixed reactions to Prime Minister Theresa May’s pledge to introduce a draft bill next week to put a cap on energy bills. Trade body Energy UK believes it is important growth of competition and market engagement is not halted. Chief Executive Lawrence Slade said: “One of the major contributors to high energy […]

Could switching to a green tariff save you money?

Energy consumers could switch to a greener tariff and save money at the same time as bills increase. According to uSwitch, a total of 24 green plans are cheaper than the average Big Six standard variable tariff. Around two-thirds of householders are said to be on standard tariffs, which have seen price increases recently. It […]