Warm home discount shake-up in Scotland could see an extra 50,000 homes benefit - here are the details
The Government has proposed a shake-up to the Warm Home Discount scheme in Scotland that could see an additional 50,000 households receive the rebate - and the amount people get is set to increase too.
9 May 2022
Martin Lewis: Why your energy bill might be going up by MORE than 54%
As April's energy price cap increase looms, many people have contacted us shocked that their monthly energy bills have increased way above the average 54% price cap rise. In the video below (with transcript) MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis explains why this might be the case and suggests what you can do about it if you think the rise is unfair.
22 March 2022
E.on Next customers hit by billing blunder with direct debit payments delayed - make sure you put aside enough cash to cover your bill
A technical hitch at energy supplier E.on has meant potentially thousands of customers will have their direct debit payments taken two weeks later than usual, and so users should put aside enough cash in their accounts to cover the bill when it is due.
9 March 2022
Apply now to get £140 off your energy bill via the Warm Home Discount – but hurry as many schemes are closing
But major suppliers including British Gas, EDF and Scottish Power have now closed their schemes for 2021/22 and others will follow – so apply as soon as possible to ensure you don't miss out.
8 February 2022
Energy firms wrongly force home movers on to fixes - we report them to the regulator
Firms including Octopus and Scottish Power have forced some home movers - both those renting and buying - on fixes that can be up to double the price cap.
4 January 2022
Been transferred to a new energy firm from a bust supplier? Check you're not paying twice
We've seen reports from scores of customers who pay by direct debit saying they have had payments taken from both suppliers – if that's you, here's what you can do.
24 December 2021
Orbit Energy and Entice Energy cease trading – here's what it means for your gas and electricity
If you're affected, your supply will continue and credit balances are protected. While it's likely you'll pay more now, there are no savings to be had by switching.
25 November 2021
Bulb collapses into 'special administration' – what it means for your gas and electricity
Under the special administration there is no change to your supply and any credit balances will be protected. If you're on prepay, you can also continue to top up as normal, while if you're in the process of switching to or from Bulb, this will also proceed as planned.
25 November 2021
Neon Reef and Social Energy Supply cease trading – here's what it means for your energy
Neon Reef and Social Energy Supply, which have over 35,000 household customers between them, have become the latest energy providers to cease trading – meaning 19 domestic energy suppliers have gone bust since September.
22 November 2021
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.
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27 May 2022John Lewis has partnered with rental clothing brand thelittleloop to launch a subscription rental service for children's clothes. Customers will pay a monthly, quarterly or six month fee to borrow between 6 and 14 items. Here’s how it’ll work.
27 May 2022Online shoppers at Morrisons will now see a 5% holding "deposit" taken on top of their total bill to help cover the cost of substitutions, the supermarket has said. So ensure you have the extra money in your account to place an order and bear in mind you can't access this cash until your final bill clears.
Martin Lewis backs calls to ensure search engines must prevent scam ads as part of the Online Safety Bill - here's all you need to know26 May 2022MoneySavingExpert (MSE) founder Martin Lewis has backed calls by consumer group Which? to tighten the wording within the forthcoming Online Safety Bill to ensure search engines, as well as social media companies, are forced to prevent fraudulent ads from appearing on their platforms. As it stands, the wording states that search engines only have to "minimise" fake ads.
Watch Martin Lewis's Q&A with Rishi Sunak on the new cost of living support package – plus more info on today's announcement26 May 2022Martin puts his, MSE users' and his social media followers' questions to Rishi Sunak following today's announcement of a new cost of living crisis support package.
Morrisons becomes the fourth major retailer to hike meal deal prices this year - here's how it compares24 May 2022Morrisons has increased the cost of its meal deal by 50p from £3 to £3.50, making it the fourth major retailer to up prices this year. Here's how it compares.
26 May 2022With the announcement of the Government's energy cost of living plans due out at lunchtime. I thought I'd speedily bash out a note down of what (from memory) I'd asked the Chancellor for when we spoke on Monday - and the other general suggestions I've been making.
24 May 2022Press the rewind button and go way back to April 2015... Possibly on the telly in the corner of your living room, I was on-air at the time urging savers as usual to use their new tax-free cash ISA allowance – because 'money was nicer in an ISA'. But things changed in 2016.
6 May 2022I set up MoneySavingExpert.com nearly 20 years ago – when arguably the modern web was still in its infancy. With an abundance of self-belief (something I had too much of then, as I realise now) I decided not to read any books, or follow prevailing wisdom on how a site should operate – and just do it my way.
26 April 2022It's hard to believe the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) charity is now six years old. As the chair of trustees, each year I write the foreword to its annual report – and today the 2021/22 report is out, so I thought I'd blog my formal chair's foreword here.
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