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
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Provident to limit loan mis-selling payouts for four million customers under new redress scheme – what it means for you4 August 2021Anyone with a current or future guarantor, doorstep or payday loan mis-selling claim against Provident, Glo, Greenwood or Satsuma, some of the sectors' biggest lenders, likely won't now get the full amount they're owed.
Check piggybanks and down sofas as there's at least £1.4bn in old notes and coins out there – here's how to make them spendable again3 August 2021More than £28 billion worth of paper £5, £10, £20 and £50 notes are still to be cashed in, while just over £100 million worth of old 'round pound' coins are also yet to be returned. Here's how to make your old notes and coins spendable again.
3 August 2021If you're worried about work during the coronavirus crisis, this guide looks at your rights if you're self employed, including what help's there for limited company directors.
3 August 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe
2 August 2021Over a million more homes and businesses in England are set to get ultrafast broadband connectivity as part of a £5 billion upgrade – though work on the project won't start until next year at the earliest.
Martin Lewis: Why you shouldn't worry too much about your credit score – it’s not actually a real thing14 June 2021When it comes to finances, numbers are key – whether it's what you earn, your credit card balance or the interest rate on your mortgage, small changes can add up to a big difference. Yet there's one number you shouldn't pay too much attention to – your credit score.
27 July 2021
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