Five million households face energy price rise

Around five million vulnerable households will see a £58 increase a year on their energy bills from April. Ofgem said the level of its safeguard tariff – which stops suppliers from charging customers too much – will increase from £1,031 to £1,089 for dual fuel customers on average. That’s mainly due to higher wholesale energy […]

Vulnerable need most support for smart meters

Vulnerable householders in the UK who do not have internet access will need more support during the smart meter rollout, it has been suggested. Claire Maugham, Director of Communications at Smart Energy GB said national partners such as post offices and consumer groups will work with vulnerable people to help them understand the scheme. More […]

Cheapest energy deal for millions of consumers

Millions of households will be given the cheapest price for their gas and electricity “as quickly as possible”, the Energy Secretary is to announce today. Under new proposals published by the Government, energy suppliers must offer their cheapest available tariff to their customers at the latest by summer 2014. They will also be limited to […]