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Energy price cap could be extended beyond 2023 and households given personalised switching advice under new Government plans

The energy price cap, which limits how much suppliers can charge households on poor value standard variable tariffs (SVTs), could be extended beyond 2023, while households on those tariffs will be given personalised switching advice, under new plans announced by the Government today.

23 July 2021

Bulb to hike energy prices by £69/yr for millions from June – but most can save £200+/yr by switching

About 1.7 million Bulb customers will see gas and electricity bills rise for a second time this year, after the supplier announced it is raising the price of its standard credit tariff by £69/yr on average from next month. But most can beat the hikes and save £200+/yr by switching to a cheaper deal.

21 May 2021

EDF, E.on, Npower and Scottish Power to hike bills for millions by almost £100/yr after energy price cap rise

All four firms are raising prices by the maximum allowed under the new energy price cap announced earlier in February. But most households can beat the hikes and save £200/yr by switching to a cheaper deal.

18 February 2021

Furious Yorkshire Energy customers STILL waiting for credit refunds after Scottish Power takeover

Former customers of defunct gas and electricity supplier Yorkshire Energy have vented their anger at delays being switched to new provider Scottish Power and obtaining credit refunds.

12 February 2021

Green Homes Grant funding to be cut by £1.5 billion

Funding for the Green Homes Grant voucher scheme is set to be slashed by around £1.5 billion from March, it's been revealed

10 February 2021

E.on prepay customers 'left without heating' after thousands of top-ups delayed

Furious E.on pay-as-you-go energy customers say they've been left without heating and power in the middle of winter after their online top-ups failed to go through. But you can top-up over the phone in the meantime if you're struggling online

6 January 2021

Energy autoswitching to be trialled and Warm Home Discount payments to rise under Government shake-up

Autoswitching households to cheaper energy deals is to be tested under new Government plans to keep gas and electricity bills affordable, while Warm Home Discount payments will increase

14 December 2020

Winter fuel payment recipients urged to check details after 60,000+ letters with incorrect information sent out

Tens of thousands of people who are eligible for winter fuel payments are being urged to check their details after 60,000+ letters on the scheme were sent out with incorrect information, which in a small number of cases could affect how much you're paid. Here's what to watch out for and what you need to do

4 December 2020

Utilita faces new customer ban after installing smart meters that don't always work when you switch

Energy supplier Utilita is facing a ban on taking on new customers after installing old first generation smart meters that often don't work when households switch

27 November 2020

Households face £21 coronavirus energy price rise – which could mean new price cap jumps by over £80 in total

Households on standard variable (SVR) tariffs face bills rising by £21 on average next year as the energy regulator has proposed increasing its national price cap to help suppliers cover coronavirus costs – but you're already likely to be overpaying by hundreds on these deals

20 November 2020