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Electricity

New energy deal – 3% off energy bills available for almost anyone for a year

E.on Next's 'Pledge' tariff, which is now open to newbies, promises a 3% discount (about £50 a year on typical use) on the Price Cap for a year. We've full info in our MSE News story.

23 January 2024

The top 10 ways households cut their energy use to earn rewards – and which firms paid the most

In a major survey of 3,000 people, MoneySavingExpert.com today reveals which firms paid customers the most to cut energy during peak times last winter, and how people did it. Crucially, despite most saying they earned less than £20 in total for their efforts, the majority WOULD sign up again.

7 November 2023

New supplier Fuse Energy launches electricity deal that undercuts the Price Cap – so should you switch?

Brand new app-only supplier Fuse Energy – the first new supplier to enter the market since the start of the energy crisis – has launched an electricity-only tariff that undercuts the Price Cap.

12 September 2023

E.on Next becomes first big name supplier to launch fixed deal available to all costing less than the Energy Price Cap – should you switch?

E.on Next has become the first big name energy supplier to launch a fixed tariff costing below the Price Cap that's available to both new and existing customers.

8 September 2023

Martin Lewis grills Energy Secretary over lack of action on standing charges and missing support for vulnerable households this winter

Energy Secretary Grant Shapps has been questioned by MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis about his lack of action to bring down standing charges and why he's yet to introduce an energy social tariff.

19 July 2023

Urgent: On non-smart prepay for energy? You have until 30 June to use or lose your £400 Government help vouchers

Over 1.7 million vouchers (15%) – worth over £110 million in total – have yet to be redeemed, according to the latest official statistics.

26 June 2023

Royal British Legion offering veterans and their families grants of up to £1,200 to help pay bills – check if you're eligible and how to apply

The UK's largest charity dedicated to supporting the armed forces community has today launched a grant scheme for veterans and their families who are struggling to pay their energy bills.

23 June 2023

Martin Lewis: Existing customer-only energy deals should be published for all to see

MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis is today writing to the boss of energy regulator Ofgem urging him to ask all suppliers to publish existing customer-only tariff info, to make it easier for households to understand if a fixed deal is worth switching to.

19 June 2023

Two million Shell energy and broadband customers could be affected as businesses are put up for sale - what it means for you

Millions of Shell broadband and energy customers could be moved to a new provider in future as the supplier has announced plans to sell these parts of its business following a "strategic review" – though there's no immediate change to your services and you should keep paying your bills as normal.

6 June 2023

Good Energy and Ovo Energy to refund 18,000 households after overcharging them - here's what you need to know

Around 18,000 Good Energy and Ovo Energy customers have been, or are to be, refunded and offered compensation after the energy firms were found to have charged some users more than the maximum rates allowed.

18 May 2023