Renewable and alternative energy
Martin Lewis: Energy price cap now due to rise by a 'horrid' 40%+ in April
Martin Lewis warned households to "do nothing" with their energy supply and not to switch in the tenth episode of The Martin Lewis Money Show.
3 December 2021
Households in England and Wales to be offered new £5,000 Government grant from April 2022 to help replace gas boilers with heat pumps
Brits wanting to fit a low-carbon heat pump in their homes in England and Wales could receive a £5,000 grant from the Government to help replace less efficient gas boilers from April 2022. The initiative is part of a £3.9 billion project to make all heating systems low carbon by 2035.
19 October 2021
Green energy tariffs to be investigated over concerns suppliers are exaggerating their environmental benefits
Ministers will consider whether energy firms need to provide clearer information to households about their green tariffs, including the type of renewable energy used, such as wind or solar, where the renewable power was generated and when.
15 August 2021
Solar panel power payments set to return – but how much you'll get and from when is unclear
Households with solar panels will be paid for excess electricity exported to the grid - but but it won't come in before April when the current scheme ends
8 January 2019
Government confirms end of payments for new solar panels
The Government has announced that it will end payments for any solar panels which are installed from April next year
19 December 2018
Bulb to hike energy prices by a whopping 11.1% - its third increase this year
Green energy supplier Bulb to hit hundreds of thousands of customers with a typical rise of £100+/yr
10 September 2018
12 January 2022
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17 January 2022Amazon has shelved plans to stop people using Visa credit cards to buy items on the shopping platform from 19 January.
Barclaycard makes mysterious payments to customers who were wrongly charged, with some receiving £300 - here's all you need to know17 January 2022Barclaycard is giving refunds to hundreds of credit card customers who have suffered issues relating to operations procedures, default fees and incorrect interest charges. Here's what you need to know.
Universal Credit and other benefit claimants in Northern Ireland to get £200 towards energy bills - here's what you need to know14 January 2022It comes as part of a new £55 million support package designed to help around 280,000 people with the cost of living.
14 January 2022Savings app Chip has simplified its membership plan structure, reducing it from three plans to two, and has also added its autosaving feature to its free 'Chip' plan. These changes – which came into effect on 14 January – apply to both new and existing customers.
Nationwide pays £60 to banking customers affected by its recent glitch - here's what you need to know13 January 2022Thousands of customers affected by the three Nationwide glitches over the past month could be eligible for compensation, the building society says. If you’ve been financially impacted then it might be worth contacting the bank to see if you can get money back.
29 December 2021
29 November 2021I was invited on to BBC Radio 2 Vine's 'What Makes Us Human' programme. The brief: "write then read out an essay on one unique element of humanity, interspersed with some autobiographical notes".
21 September 2021There are more myths and misunderstandings about student finance than any other subject. So in this blog is my updated 2021/22 version of the must knows, with links to far more info.
14 September 2021Update 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...
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