Martin Lewis: How the new flat-rate £200 energy bill loan really works – a 2 minute video explainer
The initiative was announced this week in a bid to help households with the rising cost of living, following confirmation that typical energy bills will rise by £700 a year from 1 April.
4 February 2022
Energy price cap could be extended beyond 2023 and households given personalised switching advice under new Government plans
The energy price cap, which limits how much suppliers can charge households on poor value standard variable tariffs (SVTs), could be extended beyond 2023, while households on those tariffs will be given personalised switching advice, under new plans announced by the Government today.
23 July 2021
Igloo Energy to hike prices by 12% from August – but it's still among the cheaper players on the market
Around 180,000 Igloo Energy customers will see their gas and electricity bills rise by £111/yr from August, the energy provider has revealed. But most could beat the hikes and save £100+/yr by switching to a cheaper deal.
6 July 2021
Energy price cap for prepayment customers could be extended after smart meter delays
The competition watchdog has called for the prepayment price cap to stay in place after 2020 due to the slow roll-out of smart meters
31 July 2019
Two big six suppliers hike energy bills following Ofgem's price cap rise
Customers on standard tariffs will see prices rise by £117/yr, on typical use
12 February 2019
Outfox the Market hits customers with FOURTH price hike in six months
Small energy supplier Outfox the Market has announced it is to raise prices yet again - the second time it's announced a hike this month, and the fourth since June.
29 November 2018
Outfox the Market hikes direct debits by up to 40%
Small supplier Outfox the Market is hiking prices for the third time in five months and changing how it takes direct debit payments – meaning some customers face paying 40% more during winter months
27 November 2018
Energy prices will NOT be capped at £1,137/yr, says Martin
Energy regulator Ofgem has finalised its plans for a price cap on tariffs – with all standard variable and 'default fixed' tariffs to be capped from 1 January 2019
6 November 2018
Ebico hikes some customers' bills by £100/year
The change will hit customers on the Ebico Zero tariff – one of the few deals on the market without standing charges – on 29 November
23 October 2018
Octopus Energy hikes its prices by 11%
It's the third rise from Octopus this year - and it affects new and most existing customers
18 October 2018
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Two MoneySavers reclaim £1,000+: How to check and challenge incorrect water bills if you use a soakaway or septic tank19 May 2022Two MoneySavingExpert.com users have secured refunds and compensation worth thousands - and reduced their waste water bills - after arguing their bills should have been lower as their homes aren't connected to public sewers. Here's how others in England and Wales can maybe do the same.
Over 100,000 Vodafone customers unable to redeem Airtime Rewards to put towards their phone bill – here’s what you can do18 May 2022More than 100,000 Vodafone customers have been unable to redeem Airtime Rewards against their mobile phone bill since the start of May due to a technical glitch. The cashback scheme has implemented a temporary fix, which sees cashback paid into your bank account, for now. Here is all you need to know.
Lloyds Banking Group to shut another 20 Lloyds branches and eight Halifax outlets - here's what's happening18 May 2022Lloyds Banking Group has announced a further round of branch closures, with 28 more outlets being shut across the UK between August and November this year. The closures are made up of 20 Lloyds Bank branches and eight Halifax outlets.
17 May 2022With record numbers lodging passport applications after putting off renewals during the pandemic, delays at the Passport Office are threatening to derail holidays for many. We round up your travel and compensation rights.
Households should ignore scam emails WRONGLY telling them to claim council tax rebates from energy regulator Ofgem17 May 2022Beware scam emails wrongly telling you to click a link to sign up for both a council tax rebate and an energy bill discount. It comes as MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) has received several reports from individuals who've received these emails. Here's what you need to watch out for.
6 May 2022I set up MoneySavingExpert.com nearly 20 years ago – when arguably the modern web was still in its infancy. With an abundance of self-belief (something I had too much of then, as I realise now) I decided not to read any books, or follow prevailing wisdom on how a site should operate – and just do it my way.
3 May 2022Press the rewind button and go way back to April 2015... Possibly on the telly in the corner of your living room, I was on-air at the time urging savers as usual to use their new tax-free cash ISA allowance – because 'money was nicer in an ISA'. But things changed in 2016.
26 April 2022It's hard to believe the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) charity is now six years old. As the chair of trustees, each year I write the foreword to its annual report – and today the 2021/22 report is out, so I thought I'd blog my formal chair's foreword here.
Martin Lewis: What happened to my pledge to give £10m to charity – 2022 update (spoiler: it's now £20m)11 April 2022Nearly a decade ago, in June 2012, MSE joined the MSM Group and I pledged £10m to go to charity. As that was a public pledge and I feel I've a duty of transparency, every year or two I bash out a blog report to explain where I'm up to, and who's got what money.
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