E.on Next becomes first big name supplier to launch fixed deal available to all costing less than the Energy Price Cap – should you switch?
E.on Next has become the first big name energy supplier to launch a fixed tariff costing below the Price Cap that's available to both new and existing customers.
8 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
British Gas to offer some smart meter users half-price electricity on Sundays this summer – here's what you need to know
British Gas is offering some customers with a smart meter half-price electricity on Sundays this summer as part of its 'PeakSave' scheme.
23 June 2023
Martin Lewis: The price you pay for energy will drop considerably in July
The price households pay for energy "will drop considerably" in July, the energy regulator has confirmed to MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis on ITV's Good Morning Britain.
23 May 2023
Four energy firms pay millions in compensation over late final bills and overcharging customers – here's what you need to know
Four energy firms – E.on Next, Good Energy, Octopus Energy and Ovo Energy – have paid millions in compensation to households.
23 May 2023
Good Energy and Ovo Energy to refund 18,000 households after overcharging them - here's what you need to know
Around 18,000 Good Energy and Ovo Energy customers have been, or are to be, refunded and offered compensation after the energy firms were found to have charged some users more than the maximum rates allowed.
18 May 2023
Prepayment meter installations banned for over-85s and those with chronic illnesses - here's what you need to know
Energy suppliers have been permanently banned from fitting prepayment meters into the homes of over-85s and those with chronic illnesses under a new code of practice.
18 April 2023
Why energy bills are rising this month despite the postponement of 20% price hikes
Energy bills are rising for many this month despite the postponement of a 20% planned price increase in April.
14 April 2023
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26 September 2023Interest rates on fixed mortgage deals have been edging down over the past few weeks with some five and 10-year fixes now at below 5%.
Water bills to rise by less than planned from April 2024 as firms hit with £114 million penalty – here's what we know26 September 2023Some water bills in England and Wales could rise by less than planned from April 2024, as 12 water companies have been hit with a collective £114 million penalty for missing targets on pollution, leaks and customer service.
26 September 2023Ocado is opening up its first round of Christmas delivery slots this week.
26 September 2023The Octopus Tracker tariff is not right for everyone, but if you're willing to regularly keep track of daily price changes, it could mean big savings.
26 September 2023The Agile tariff from Octopus Energy is not right for everyone, but if you use it in the right way, it could mean big savings.
26 September 2023
11 September 2023Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
4 September 2023The 2023 academic year is about to start, and it'll see the biggest shake-up to student finance in England for a decade. The changes are both subtle and massive. On the surface they look like a tweak, in practice they will increase the eventual cost of going to university by over 50% for many typical graduates.
21 August 2023
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