British Gas extends half-price electricity on Sundays offer for some smart meter users until March 2024 – here's what's happening
British Gas is extending its offer of half-price electricity on Sundays for some smart meter customers until 29 February 2024.
13 December 2023
Smart prepay energy user? Many suppliers will let you use Government payments on gas AND electricity, but two still aren't – here's what each firm is doing
British Gas and Ovo are still unable to confirm they'll let smart prepay customers use their £400 energy support payments on both electricity AND gas, despite gas being crucial for many people's heating this winter.
8 November 2022
Smart prepay energy user? MSE is urging firms to let you use Government payments on gas AND electricity – here's what each firm is doing
MoneySavingExpert.com is calling on energy firms to make it possible for prepay customers with smart meters to use their £400 energy support payments on both electricity AND gas, as it's the gas meter that's crucial for many people's heating this winter.
18 October 2022
Utilita faces new customer ban after installing smart meters that don't always work when you switch
Energy supplier Utilita is facing a ban on taking on new customers after installing old first generation smart meters that often don't work when households switch
27 November 2020
Avro Energy banned from taking on new customers
Small energy firm Avro Energy has been banned from taking on new customers because it hasn't joined the national smart meter network
18 June 2019
SSE pays £700,000 after missing smart meter target
Big six energy supplier SSE has agreed to pay £700,000 to Ofgem after missing its 2018 targets for installing smart meters
3 April 2019
'Misleading' smart meter ad banned
A 'misleading' radio advert which claimed installing a smart meter could save consumers an average of 354 kilowatt hours a year has been banned
6 March 2019
2020 target for smart meter roll-out 'will not be met'
Technical problems are preventing energy companies from installing the new generation of ‘switchable’ smart meters to around a third of households in Great Britain, the public spending watchdog has found.
23 November 2018
One-third of smart meters at risk of 'staying dumb' after energy switches
There's a risk that a third of first generation smart meters may never be upgraded to accept new switching technology, a Government report has revealed.
19 October 2018
Switchable smart meter roll-out could be delayed AGAIN
A wider roll-out of switchable smart meters is in danger of being delayed AGAIN
3 July 2018
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Martin Lewis: Energy Price Cap to FALL 12% on 1 April AND prepay becomes the cheapest way to pay – the five big things you need to know23 February 2024Energy regulator Ofgem has announced the new Energy Price Cap, with prices set to drop by 15% on average from April.
Broadband and mobile users to be hit with price hikes of up to 8.8% as BT, Sky, Virgin Media and more confirm spring rises – here's what's happening23 February 2024If you're a broadband, mobile or pay TV customer, you could soon be hit with price hikes of up to 8.8%. These come on top of hikes of up to 17.3% last year, meaning that someone on a standard two-year contract paying £20 a month at the start of 2023 could soon be paying over £25 a month.
Third and final cost of living payment paid to millions on certain benefits – what to do if you haven't got yours23 February 2024More than seven million households on certain benefits including Universal Credit and Tax Credits have now received the third and final instalment of their cost of living payment. Here's all you need to know on whether you're eligible and what to do if you're missing your payment.
22 February 2024A penalty paid by first-time buyers accessing savings in Lifetime ISAs (LISAs) when buying homes above the scheme's £450,000 property price limit could be scrapped by the Chancellor in his Spring Budget, it's been reported.
22 February 2024Cosmetics retailer The Body Shop has fallen into administration, with almost half of its 198 stores closing – including seven on Tuesday 27 February – and hundreds of workers facing redundancy. Below we round up all you need to know.
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.
23 January 2024
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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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