Martin Lewis: A trick for Shell Energy (and Octopus) customers to make some money
If you're a Shell Energy customer, you could make £50 with an easy trick shared by MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis on the latest episode of ITV's The Martin Lewis Money Show Live.
4 December 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: 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
Energy suppliers warned to stop force-fitting prepayment meters before offering more support – what to do if you're unfairly switched
Energy companies have been called on to voluntarily stop the practice of forcibly moving customers to prepayment meters without taking every step to support households struggling to pay bills first.
22 January 2023
Energy price cap to change every three months from October - what it means for your bills
The price cap on how much energy suppliers can charge households will now change every three months from October, instead of every six months, regulator Ofgem has confirmed. Due to the current high wholesale energy costs, it means we're likely to see price rises TWICE this winter.
4 August 2022
Together Energy customer? Check your final bill now as hundreds of customers have been wrongly charged a £40 exit fee
Thousands of Together Energy customers have been sent their final bill containing an incorrect ‘early contract termination’ fee of £40. Check your statement now to see if you’ve been wrongly charged.
21 March 2022
Martin Lewis: With the price cap rising 54%, should you fix or do nothing and stick on the cap?
Martin Lewis has reiterated his warning that most households should continue to do nothing with their energy and should stick with the price cap. It comes in response to news that it will shoot up by 54% in April. Watch the latest episode of The Martin Lewis Money Show Live for the MoneySavingExpert.com founder's view, as well as an explanation of the Government's new £350 energy bills support package.
4 February 2022
Martin Lewis: Was the call to DO NOTHING with energy since October right with hindsight?
Martin Lewis answers this question in his new video on the energy crisis, as well as explaining what might be next for energy bills.
2 February 2022
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Martin Lewis: Energy Price Cap to FALL 12% on 1 April AND prepay becomes the cheapest way to pay – the five big things you need to know23 February 2024Energy regulator Ofgem has announced the new Energy Price Cap, with prices set to drop by 15% on average from April.
Broadband and mobile users to be hit with price hikes of up to 8.8% as BT, Sky, Virgin Media and more confirm spring rises – here's what's happening23 February 2024If you're a broadband, mobile or pay TV customer, you could soon be hit with price hikes of up to 8.8%. These come on top of hikes of up to 17.3% last year, meaning that someone on a standard two-year contract paying £20 a month at the start of 2023 could soon be paying over £25 a month.
Third and final cost of living payment paid to millions on certain benefits – what to do if you haven't got yours23 February 2024More than seven million households on certain benefits including Universal Credit and Tax Credits have now received the third and final instalment of their cost of living payment. Here's all you need to know on whether you're eligible and what to do if you're missing your payment.
22 February 2024A penalty paid by first-time buyers accessing savings in Lifetime ISAs (LISAs) when buying homes above the scheme's £450,000 property price limit could be scrapped by the Chancellor in his Spring Budget, it's been reported.
22 February 2024Cosmetics retailer The Body Shop has fallen into administration, with almost half of its 198 stores closing – including seven on Tuesday 27 February – and hundreds of workers facing redundancy. Below we round up all you need to know.
3 January 2024It is a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners, many of whom have been paying into the system for years, are missing out on a critical boost to their income. It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.
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12 December 2023If you’re shopping online for gifts, the deadline for ordering to get ’em in time for Christmas may be sooner than you think. Get it wrong and instead of presents under the tree, they could be held hostage at a courier firm’s out-of-town depot… To help avoid this, retailers now give their own final cut-off dates for orders you want...
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