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Martin Lewis: Are you an E.on customer? Here's an easy way to cut what you pay for energy

E.on Next's 'Pledge' tariff could be an easy way to cut your bills over the next year, according to founder Martin Lewis.

21 September 2023

Forced prepayment meter fittings to be banned for over-75s and those with young children – here's what's changing

If you are over the age of 75 or have a child under two, energy suppliers will soon be permanently banned from forcibly installing a prepayment meter in your home.

13 September 2023

New supplier Fuse Energy launches electricity deal that undercuts the Price Cap – so should you switch?

Brand new app-only supplier Fuse Energy – the first new supplier to enter the market since the start of the energy crisis – has launched an electricity-only tariff that undercuts the Price Cap.

12 September 2023

Octopus Energy to buy Shell Energy UK – here's what you need to know

Octopus Energy has agreed a deal to buy Shell Energy which, if approved, will see Shell’s 1.4 million energy customers and 500,000 broadband customers moved to Octopus.

8 September 2023

Power cut compensation to rise to £2,000 – here are your rights if your electricity supply is cut off

The maximum amount of compensation given to households and businesses that lose electricity power as a result of severe weather has increased from £700 to £2,000, as part of a raft of new measures announced by energy regulator Ofgem.

1 September 2023

Ovo to pay some smart meter customers £10 a month for cutting their electricity usage at peak times – here's what you need to know

Some Ovo customers with a smart meter can now earn £10 a month in bill credit by lowering their energy usage during peak times. If you can get it, it's a no brainer – but you should still consider and keep an eye out for cheaper fixed deals, as they could save you more money in the long term.

24 August 2023

Martin Lewis grills Energy Secretary over lack of action on standing charges and missing support for vulnerable households this winter

Energy Secretary Grant Shapps has been questioned by founder Martin Lewis about his lack of action to bring down standing charges and why he's yet to introduce an energy social tariff.

19 July 2023

E.on Next to pay compensation to 500,000 customers over poor service – here's who's eligible and how much you'll get

E.on Next will pay 500,000 customers £8 each in compensation after they struggled to get through to the firm on the phone last year.

14 June 2023

Two million Shell energy and broadband customers could be affected as businesses are put up for sale - what it means for you

Millions of Shell broadband and energy customers could be moved to a new provider in future as the supplier has announced plans to sell these parts of its business following a "strategic review" – though there's no immediate change to your services and you should keep paying your bills as normal.

6 June 2023

Martin Lewis: Here's how much less you'll likely pay for energy from 1 July according to final price cap predictions

Households on direct debit bills are likely to pay around 18% less for energy from 1 July, according to final price cap predictions shared today by founder Martin Lewis.

19 May 2023