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
Green Homes Grant extended by a year
The Green Homes Grant scheme, which currently offers homeowners vouchers worth up to £5,000 to help cover the cost of making their homes more energy efficient, will be extended for a year
18 November 2020
Utilita to pay £500,000 for overcharging its customers
Energy firm Utilita has agreed to pay a redress package of £500,000 after overcharging almost 40,000 of its prepayment customers
29 October 2020
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23 April 2021Student loan interest rates are set to drop for many students from September.
23 April 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe
22 April 2021E.on has agreed to pay £650,000 out after it unexpectedly took 1.6 million customers' direct debits up to two weeks early in December, leaving many without cash in their accounts just before Christmas. If you were hit with extra charges and haven't been compensated yet, get in touch with E.on now.
22 April 2021If you're suddenly unable to work due to the coronavirus crisis, or you've been laid off, this guide looks at what benefits you can claim, what you're entitled to under universal credit plus tells you how to make a claim.
22 April 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.
Martin Lewis: Payment holidays coming to an end – but should you take one? Mortgages, credit cards, loans, payday loans, car finance and more23 March 2021Within the last week, we've seen the extension of coronavirus credit card, personal loan and overdraft help to 31 October 2020, with mortgage payment holidays already extended. The regulator's other help schemes are also likely to be extended too, including car finance and payday loans, yet should you do it?
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