EDF’s tariffs for former Green Network Energy customers are set to end – switch now to avoid a £300/yr price rise
Former customers of failed supplier Green Network Energy (GNE) will be moved onto EDF’s pricey standard variable tariff (SVT) from October, with the cheap tariffs they were initially switched to set to end. If you were on one of these deals, switch now or you could end up overpaying.
15 September 2021
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
Igloo Energy to hike prices by 12% from August – but it's still among the cheaper players on the market
Around 180,000 Igloo Energy customers will see their gas and electricity bills rise by £111/yr from August, the energy provider has revealed. But most could beat the hikes and save £100+/yr by switching to a cheaper deal.
6 July 2021
Energy price cap for prepayment customers could be extended after smart meter delays
The competition watchdog has called for the prepayment price cap to stay in place after 2020 due to the slow roll-out of smart meters
31 July 2019
Two big six suppliers hike energy bills following Ofgem's price cap rise
Customers on standard tariffs will see prices rise by £117/yr, on typical use
12 February 2019
Outfox the Market hits customers with FOURTH price hike in six months
Small energy supplier Outfox the Market has announced it is to raise prices yet again - the second time it's announced a hike this month, and the fourth since June.
29 November 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
Energy prices will NOT be capped at £1,137/yr, says Martin
Energy regulator Ofgem has finalised its plans for a price cap on tariffs – with all standard variable and 'default fixed' tariffs to be capped from 1 January 2019
6 November 2018
Ebico hikes some customers' bills by £100/year
The change will hit customers on the Ebico Zero tariff – one of the few deals on the market without standing charges – on 29 November
23 October 2018
Octopus Energy hikes its prices by 11%
It's the third rise from Octopus this year - and it affects new and most existing customers
18 October 2018
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