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Just 1.2% of smart meters will definitely stay smart when you switch

As of Sunday, industry information showed that just over 138,000 out of 12 million smart meters are guaranteed to retain functionality when you switch

21 November 2018

Extra Energy ceases trading – here's what you need to know

Extra Energy, an energy supplier with about 108,000 domestic customers, has ceased trading

21 November 2018

Ofgem proposes new tests for energy suppliers to get licences

The energy regulator has proposed financial and customer service tests for new suppliers

21 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

20 November 2018

Only FOUR energy tariffs left under £1,000/yr on average as cheap deals vanish

This continues the trend of a sharp fall in cheaper tariffs we identified during the summer

9 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

Energy upgrades for coldest rented homes to save tenants '£180/year'

Tenants living in some of the coldest homes in England and Wales are set to benefit from amended regulations requiring landlords to install energy efficiency measures

5 November 2018

You can now pay upfront for your energy for the next year – but is it a good deal?

Small supplier Eversmart Energy has launched the cheapest one-year fix on the market – but you'll need to pay the whole cost upfront

29 October 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

One-third of smart meters at risk of 'staying dumb' after energy switches

There's a risk that a third of first generation smart meters may never be upgraded to accept new switching technology, a Government report has revealed.

19 October 2018

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