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Government WRONGLY tells 10 million people to switch energy tariff – many of them vulnerable

In an embarrassing move from the DWP, 10 million people will receive a letter with information encouraging them to switch to a cheaper energy tariff, despite energy prices at a record high and firms going bust left, right and centre.

10 November 2021

Ofgem orders Utility Warehouse to pay £1.5m for failing customers in debt - here's what to do if you are struggling to pay your bills

Energy regulator Ofgem has told Utility Warehouse to pay £1.5m after it failed to support customers who were struggling to pay their bills. This then led some of these customers to find themselves in financially worse situations.

10 November 2021

Martin Lewis: Avoid pressure to switch to a new fixed energy deal once your current one ends founder Martin Lewis has reaffirmed his message to consumers to sit tight and avoid switching to a new fixed-price energy deal.

26 October 2021

Households in England and Wales to be offered new £5,000 Government grant from April 2022 to help replace gas boilers with heat pumps

Brits wanting to fit a low-carbon heat pump in their homes in England and Wales could receive a £5,000 grant from the Government to help replace less efficient gas boilers from April 2022. The initiative is part of a £3.9 billion project to make all heating systems low carbon by 2035.

19 October 2021

Martin Lewis: 'Do nothing' with your energy supply and go on to the price cap when your deal ends - there's nothing cheaper available

Do nothing with your energy tariff. That's the message from's Martin Lewis this week as he warns people that 'inaction is now the best action'.

8 October 2021

Martin Lewis: Take weekly screen grabs of your online energy account in case your supplier goes bust

In the first episode of a new series of his live ITV show, founder Martin Lewis has urged households across the country to take a screenshot of their energy account incase their provider goes bust. In the past couple of weeks alone, five energy providers have gone bust with households expecting a significant rise in energy bills this winter.

24 September 2021

Watch Martin Lewis's energy bills crisis emergency help video as prices soar

Martin Lewis has warned that anyone coming off a cheap, fixed energy deal faces a huge bill shock with the cheapest tariffs now costing 40% more than they did last year. In a new video, the founder explains why energy prices are at an all-time high and what you can to do about it.

20 September 2021

EDF’s tariffs for former Green Network Energy customers are set to end – switch now to avoid a £300/yr price rise

Former customers of failed supplier Green Network Energy (GNE) will be moved onto EDF’s pricey standard variable tariff (SVT) from October, with the cheap tariffs they were initially switched to set to end. If you were on one of these deals, switch now or you could end up overpaying.

15 September 2021

Martin's WARNING: Your energy bill's about to JUMP by £100s – here are my 11 need-to-knows

The cheapest deals cost 40% more than a year ago, and are still rising. Fail to act & you'll face a huge bill SHOCK. This autumn's signature noise will be a deep thud... the sound of jaws hitting the floor, as people finally see the practical evidence of the energy bill catastrophe laid bare.

14 September 2021

Green energy tariffs to be investigated over concerns suppliers are exaggerating their environmental benefits

Ministers will consider whether energy firms need to provide clearer information to households about their green tariffs, including the type of renewable energy used, such as wind or solar, where the renewable power was generated and when.

15 August 2021