EDF, E.on, Npower and Scottish Power to hike bills for millions by almost £100/yr after energy price cap rise
All four firms are raising prices by the maximum allowed under the new energy price cap announced earlier in February. But most households can beat the hikes and save £200/yr by switching to a cheaper deal.
18 February 2021
Extra Energy customers still waiting for credit refunds five months after it stopped trading
Former Extra Energy customers are still waiting for their bill credit to be refunded almost five months after the firm stopped trading - and there's no set date for when they'll receive their refunds
17 April 2019
Scottish Power takes on Extra Energy's 108,000 customers
Customers of the gas and electricity provider Extra Energy, which stopped trading last week, are to be taken on by Scottish Power
27 November 2018
Energy bills increase for more than five million households this week
More than five million people will see their energy prices rise this week as British Gas and Scottish Power price hikes
29 May 2018
Energy back-billing ban now in force
From today all energy firms are banned from back-billing customers beyond 12 months if the delay is not their fault
1 May 2018
960,000 Scottish Power customers hit with June price hike
Scottish Power will increase its standard variable gas and electricity prices from 1 June
20 April 2018
Back-billing ban to apply to all energy firms
All energy firms will be banned from back-billing customers for more than 12 months under stricter new rules
5 March 2018
'Switchable' smart meters delayed
The roll out of next generation smart meters which allow you to switch energy provider is to be delayed
19 January 2018
Npower trial could see end to its standard variable tariff
Npower will move some customers onto another fixed deal at the end of their contract – but many could save by switching
12 January 2018
Energy firms' customer service getting worse, MSE poll finds
The number of customers ranking their energy company's customer service as 'poor' has increased at ALL firms
27 December 2017
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'I'm self-employed but confused about whether I can claim the fourth grant' – Unsure? Here's what you need to know13 April 2021100s of self-employed people are confused about what constitutes being “adversely affected” by coronavirus, we have some helpful scenarios to work out where you stand, as well as HMRC’s guidance.
13 April 2021If you're worried about work during the coronavirus crisis, this guide looks at your rights if you're self employed, including what help's there for limited company directors.
13 April 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe
12 April 2021Jobseekers claiming certain work-related benefits can once more get unlimited mobile data, minutes and texts for £10 a month.
Martin Lewis: Payment holidays coming to an end – but should you take one? Mortgages, credit cards, loans, payday loans, car finance and more23 March 2021Within the last week, we've seen the extension of coronavirus credit card, personal loan and overdraft help to 31 October 2020, with mortgage payment holidays already extended. The regulator's other help schemes are also likely to be extended too, including car finance and payday loans, yet should you do it?
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