Ministers plan to change levies on bills, not cut them

Ministers plan to change the way the levies on energy bills work, rather than cutting them entirely. Reports from the BBC claim government insiders have said they want the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) introduced earlier this year to be implemented over a longer period – four years instead of two. They also want the Warm […]

E.ON “sorry” for lightbulb mistake after £3m fine

Energy supplier E.ON has said “sorry” after coughing up £3million in penalties for claiming it had sent out free energy saving lightbulbs to homes when there was no “appropriate evidence” it had done so. Ofgem slapped E.ON with the fine after an investigation found it had failed to accurately report the number of energy saving […]

300,000 more could be in fuel poverty

Another 300,000 people could have been shoved into fuel poverty by the latest round of energy price hikes. That’s according to the Government’s Fuel Poverty Advisory Group (FPAG) which is demanding policymakers help make homes “fuel poverty-proof” to stop people having to choose between eating and heating. The latest round of energy price rises has […]

SSE unveils new domestic price hike

Scottish energy supplier SSE will be bumping up its household energy prices by an average of 9% from October. Unveiling the “unavoidable” price hike for electricity and gas today, the supplier blamed the move on wholesale prices and the rising cost of transporting energy through pipes and wires, as well as having to pay for […]