Energy back-billing ban now in force
From today all energy firms are banned from back-billing customers beyond 12 months if the delay is not their fault
1 May 2018
British Gas to increase gas and electricity prices by 5.5%
British Gas has announced it will increase the price of its standard and temporary tariffs by 5.5% from the end of May
10 April 2018
British Gas scraps its standard tariff for new customers
British Gas has scrapped its standard tariff for new customers and those currently on a fixed deal
3 April 2018
Back-billing ban to apply to all energy firms
All energy firms will be banned from back-billing customers for more than 12 months under stricter new rules
5 March 2018
'Switchable' smart meters delayed
The roll out of next generation smart meters which allow you to switch energy provider is to be delayed
19 January 2018
Npower trial could see end to its standard variable tariff
Npower will move some customers onto another fixed deal at the end of their contract – but many could save by switching
12 January 2018
Energy firms' customer service getting worse, MSE poll finds
The number of customers ranking their energy company's customer service as 'poor' has increased at ALL firms
27 December 2017
British Gas warns 1,600 customers their login details may have been accessed by 'third party'
British Gas customers' account numbers, names and email addresses may have been involved in a breach of security
21 December 2017
British Gas to scrap its standard variable tariff for new customers
British Gas has pledged to scrap its standard variable tariff for new customers next year
20 November 2017
60% of households could save £300 by switching energy suppliers
Three out of five households are paying up to £300 too much for their energy despite near-record switching rates
31 October 2017
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