Watch out for fake text messages claiming to be from Ofgem and offering a £400 energy rebate – it's a scam
Action Fraud has warned people about a fake text message from Ofgem claiming to offer people an energy rebate of £400. This is a scam and you should not reply to it, here's how to watch out for fraudsters.
16 June 2022
Bulb customers hit by billing blunder, delaying direct debit payments - so make sure you have enough funds in your account to cover your bill
A technical hitch at energy supplier Bulb means some customers will have their direct debit payments taken later than usual, and so users should make sure they have enough funds in their accounts to cover the bill when it is due.
10 June 2022
Chased by debt firms for British Gas and E.on bills you don't owe? Here's step-by-step help on how to get 'em off your back
Hundreds of people say they've been wrongly sent letters by a debt collector on behalf of energy firms including British Gas and E.on.
7 June 2022
Warm home discount shake-up in Scotland could see an extra 50,000 homes benefit - here are the details
The Government has proposed a shake-up to the Warm Home Discount scheme in Scotland that could see an additional 50,000 households receive the rebate - and the amount people get is set to increase too.
9 May 2022
British Gas admits its smart meter customers have been unable to track their energy usage via the app or website for more than two months
British Gas has admitted that millions of smart meter customers have been unable to use the energy giant's app or website to check their gas and electricity usage since February due to a "glitch". The failure has meant people have been unable to track how much they are spending at a time when energy bills have spiked.
21 April 2022
British Gas doubles the emergency credit limit on prepayment meters to £10 - here's all you need to know
British Gas has doubled the amount of emergency credit available to customers on their gas and electricity prepayment meters from £5 to £10 in the wake of the recent spike in energy prices, although the energy giant previously had one of the lowest limits. Here's all you need to know.
7 April 2022
Households in council tax bands A-D to get £150 as part of a nationwide energy crisis support package
Millions of households in England will get £150 off their council tax bills, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced
5 April 2022
Martin Lewis: Couldn't submit a meter reading on 31 March? Don't panic, there IS still time
Customers of British Gas, EDF, E.on, Shell and Octopus have been unable to submit meter readings as people rush to do so before the 1 April price hike. But if you can't do so DON'T panic - just make sure you take a picture of your reading and submit it as soon as you can.
31 March 2022
Martin Lewis: Do you pay energy by monthly direct debit? Three urgent must-knows before 1 April
On Friday 1 April, the harsh reality of the huge energy price hikes will be truly felt by millions of people. As we've been warning for months, the energy price cap will rise by an average 54%, and the vast majority of people will see their bills soar. Here, MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis provides his latest energy briefing for those that pay by direct debit in a video (with transcript).
29 March 2022
Martin Lewis: Huge energy price hikes on 1 April – so is now time to fix?
Millions of letters from energy firms are dropping on to doormats with the dire news that most people's gas and electricity prices are rising by 54% on Friday 1 April.
29 March 2022
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4 July 2022We've the latest on the testing and self-isolation rules for travellers visiting popular destinations abroad, plus full refund and insurance rights for overseas and UK travel.
MSE Exclusive: Households in Great Britain due £150 million in council tax refunds – check NOW to see if you're one of the 862,000 due a payout3 July 2022Households are being urged to check NOW if they are one of the 862,000 due a refund of overpaid council tax, with an investigation by MoneySavingExpert.com showing residents in England, Scotland and Wales could claim back a total of just over £150 million.
Virgin launches fee-free train booking app and you can earn points to redeem at Greggs and more - here's how it works1 July 2022Virgin has launched a free app that allows rail passengers to book trains directly, without a booking fee. Users can also earn points on spending to redeem on Virgin experiences, Greggs sausage rolls and more.
1 July 2022New and existing customers will now need to purchase a European roaming pass to make calls, send texts and use data in 49 European countries and destinations.
Struggling with energy bill debt? Check if you can get a grant of up to £1,500 from British Gas – even if you're not a customer1 July 2022The British Gas Energy Trust, a charity funded by British Gas, has reopened applications for grants of up to £1,500 to help people clear debts owed to their energy provider – and you don't have to be a British Gas customer to benefit.
17 June 2022It 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.
26 May 2022With the announcement of the Government's energy cost of living plans due out at lunchtime. I thought I'd speedily bash out a note down of what (from memory) I'd asked the Chancellor for when we spoke on Monday - and the other general suggestions I've been making.
24 May 2022Press the rewind button and go way back to April 2015... Possibly on the telly in the corner of your living room, I was on-air at the time urging savers as usual to use their new tax-free cash ISA allowance – because 'money was nicer in an ISA'. But things changed in 2016.
6 May 2022I set up MoneySavingExpert.com nearly 20 years ago – when arguably the modern web was still in its infancy. With an abundance of self-belief (something I had too much of then, as I realise now) I decided not to read any books, or follow prevailing wisdom on how a site should operate – and just do it my way.
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