Energy standing charges to be reviewed amid calls from Martin Lewis and MSE for them to be lowered
Energy standing charges, which make up around £300 of most people's yearly bills, are to be reviewed by Ofgem.
20 February 2024
Octopus Energy buys Shell Energy UK – here's what you need to know
Octopus Energy has bought Shell Energy UK in a move which will see Shell's gas and electricity customers automatically transferred to Octopus in the coming weeks and months.
8 February 2024
EDF Energy to cut bills for some by £30 this winter – Martin Lewis welcomes move but says 'it's not a game-changer'
EDF Energy will cut bills by £30 for some 260,000 of its customers who get the Government's Warm Home Discount this winter.
29 September 2023
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
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
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Council tax set to rise for millions in April with most facing 5% hikes – here's what you need to know20 February 2024Council tax bills will rise for millions of people from 1 April, with most local authorities in England preparing increases of 5% – adding around £100 to a typical band D bill. In Wales, most councils are planning rises of between around 5% to 10%.
20 February 2024Energy standing charges, which make up around £300 of most people's yearly bills, are to be reviewed by Ofgem.
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3 January 2024It is a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners, many of whom have been paying into the system for years, are missing out on a critical boost to their income. It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.
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12 December 2023If you’re shopping online for gifts, the deadline for ordering to get ’em in time for Christmas may be sooner than you think. Get it wrong and instead of presents under the tree, they could be held hostage at a courier firm’s out-of-town depot… To help avoid this, retailers now give their own final cut-off dates for orders you want...
7 December 2023
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