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Npower becomes third big six supplier to hike bills after Ofgem's price cap rise

Npower has become the third big six supplier to increase its energy prices to the maximum allowed under the new cap on standard variable tariffs - hitting customers with an average 10.3% price rise from 1 April

13 February 2019

Outfox the Market U-turns on direct debit changes

The move comes after customers voiced their anger at the small supplier

4 January 2019

British Gas owner in legal challenge to energy price cap

Energy firm Centrica - the parent company of British Gas - is seeking a judicial review of how energy regulator Ofgem has calculated the energy price cap

21 December 2018

Government confirms end of payments for new solar panels

The Government has announced that it will end payments for any solar panels which are installed from April next year

19 December 2018

SSE and Npower merger will not go ahead

The two big six energy firms, SSE and Npower, will no longer go ahead with their planned merger

17 December 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

27 November 2018

Household bills now rising faster than inflation, MSE Bills Tracker shows

Household bills are rising faster than inflation for the first time since April 2017, according to the latest MSE Bills Tracker

26 November 2018

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

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

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