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Martin Lewis: Wholesale energy rates have plummeted and there are lots of myths about it – here's how it'll impact your energy bills founder Martin Lewis looks at why energy bills continue to rise despite falls in the price of wholesale gas. In the latest episode of ITV's The Martin Lewis Money Show Live (watch the full episode) Martin also looks at what's in store for energy bills for the rest of 2023.

11 January 2023

Energy grants worth millions of pounds are STILL available to help you pay your energy bills – check what your supplier is offering

Struggling to pay energy bills? Check if you can get a grant worth £1,000s from your supplier – plus how to apply.

29 December 2022

Martin Lewis: What's going to happen to energy bills over the next two years? And what government help is coming?

With energy bills almost doubling this winter and looking set to rise again by more than 40% next winter, founder Martin Lewis takes a detailed look at the current situation and how much higher bills might climb in 2023.

23 November 2022

Energy firms told to do more to help vulnerable customers this winter by regulator Ofgem

Energy suppliers have been told to do more to help support vulnerable customers this winter by the energy regulator. Improvements called for include demonstrating more clearly how pre-payment customers, who may be self-disconnecting, are identified and supported.

22 November 2022

BrightHouse customer? Here are the latest need-to-knows following the rent-to-own firm's collapse

Customers of collapsed rent to own company BrightHouse are unlikely to get any money back after the firm's joint administrators said the cost of refunding people would "far exceed" the money available.

2 November 2022

The energy price guarantee is now set to end in April next year – here's what the change means for your bills

The energy price guarantee, which was introduced on 1 October to protect households from a hideous 80% increase in energy bills, will now only last until April 2023, rather than for the next two years as originally planned.

18 October 2022

Warning: Watch out for fake texts offering you help with your energy bills – they're a scam

Watch out for fake text messages claiming to be from the Government, inviting you to apply for the £400 energy bill support. They're a scam – the £400 will be paid automatically. You do not need to apply.

23 September 2022

Government announces further details on energy support for UK households - including a cap on bills in Northern Ireland

Household energy bills in Northern Ireland will be capped from 1 November, the Government has today confirmed. An extra £100 will also be given to those who live off-grid in the UK and use alternative fuels, such as heating oil or LPG to heat their homes. Here's what you need to know.

21 September 2022

Martin Lewis' round-up of the new £2,500 energy price cap – here's what's happening

Energy bills will be capped at £2,500 a year for a typical household from 1 October 2022 for the next two winters, Prime Minister Liz Truss has announced. A £400 energy rebate will also continue to be paid as planned from October.

12 September 2022

Ovo Energy announces £50 million support package for customers - including debt repayment holidays for prepayment users

Ovo Energy has announced a new support package for its customers, which will kick in this winter. Crucially, it plans to introduce a payment holiday for prepayment customers in debt from 1 October. Other measures include increasing the amount of emergency credit prepaid users can get, offering free energy saving products and boiler services, plus additional funding for its grants scheme.

1 September 2022