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Energy Price Cap predicted to fall by less than expected – so should you fix now?

It means you'd pay on average 15% less than the current Price Cap over the next year – but you could save more than this by fixing now.

28 March 2024

Energy minister responds to Martin Lewis' call to address 'extraordinary gap' in protection for customers of bust energy firms

Energy Secretary Claire Coutinho has confirmed the Government will look for solutions to help people being chased for debts owed to defunct energy firms, who currently have no viable way to escalate complaints.

26 March 2024

Energy standing charges to be reviewed amid calls from Martin Lewis and MSE for them to be lowered

Energy standing charges, which make up around £300 of most people's yearly bills, are to be reviewed by Ofgem.

26 March 2024

He's bad! 'Michael Jackson' chases former Igloo Energy and Together Energy customers for debts – do you need to respond?

Unbelievably, a debt collection firm has been sending emails that appear to be signed by the late pop star Michael Jackson asking for repayments owed to energy firms that have gone bust.

12 March 2024

British Gas extends half-price electricity on Sundays offer for some smart meter users until April 2024 – here's what's happening

British Gas is extending its offer of half-price electricity on Sundays for some smart meter customers until April 2024.

28 February 2024

Octopus Energy buys Shell Energy UK – here's what you need to know

Octopus Energy has bought Shell Energy UK in a move which will see Shell's gas and electricity customers automatically transferred to Octopus in the coming weeks and months.

8 February 2024

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

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 founder Martin Lewis on the latest episode of ITV's The Martin Lewis Money Show Live.

4 December 2023

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, 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

E.on Next to cut winter bills by up to 50% for some customers on low incomes – here's what's happening

E.on Next is launching a new support scheme for some of its existing customers on low incomes or with medical needs.

13 October 2023