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Budget 2023: Energy Price Guarantee to remain at £2,500 in win for Martin Lewis and MSE – here's what it means for your bills

The announcement follows a month-long campaign led by Martin Lewis, which has been backed by 130 charities and consumer organisations.

15 March 2023

Martin Lewis: April's 20% energy price rise likely to be cancelled as energy firms assume it won't happen

Next month's 20% energy bill rise is now likely to be scrapped by the Government, as energy firms are preparing for it not to go ahead.

15 March 2023

Prepayment meter customers to pay less for energy from July, Chancellor says

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt says from 1 July the "prepayment penalty" will end, cutting bills for over four million households.

14 March 2023

Energy suppliers suspend forced prepay meter installations – what to do if you've been switched unfairly

It follows reports that some households were being forcibly switched despite being clearly vulnerable.

14 March 2023

Energy social tariff could save vulnerable households up to £1,500 a year – here's how it could work

A social tariff is the best way to stop millions of vulnerable people overpaying for energy, according to a new report from Citizens Advice published today.

8 March 2023

Warm Home Discount: Minister promises to look at complaints after MSE identifies 10,000s may be falling through eligibility cracks

Tens of thousands of financially vulnerable people are likely slipping through eligibility cracks in the £150 Warm Home Discount support scheme, according to (MSE).

14 February 2023

British Gas to give struggling prepayment meter customers a £250 free credit to help with energy bills - here's what you need to know

Struggling British Gas customers with prepayment meters will receive a £250 free credit to help with bills. The energy company would not tell us specifically who would be getting the payment but said it will identify those in need and make the payment without the need to apply.

18 January 2023

Energy grants worth millions of pounds are STILL available to help you pay your energy bills – check what your supplier is offering

Struggling to pay energy bills? Check if you can get a grant worth £1,000s from your supplier – plus how to apply.

29 December 2022

Martin Lewis and MSE among organisations urging energy firms to act over missing bill help vouchers for non-smart prepay users and its founder Martin Lewis are among a coalition of organisations calling on energy firms to take urgent action to ensure households on traditional prepayment meters can access the Government's vital energy help.

20 December 2022

Surge in energy firms switching people onto prepay meters remotely – your rights and how to protect yourself from a forced switch

If you're struggling to pay your energy bills and have built up a debt on your account, your supplier may want to move you onto a prepayment meter so they can collect repayments over time. We explain your rights to refuse prepay.

15 November 2022