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Shell Energy to pay an extra £150 this winter to customers getting the Warm Home Discount – here's what you need to know

Shell Energy will pay an extra £150 to over 150,000 of its customers who get the Government's Warm Home Discount this winter – meaning those eligible will get £300 in total from both payments.

4 October 2022

Water companies forced to cut customer bills from April 2023 - here's what you need to know

Eleven water companies across England and Wales will be forced to cut customer bills by a collective £150 million from April 2023 after they missed targets on issues including pollution, sewerage flooding in homes, and water supply interruptions.

3 October 2022

Welsh households on universal credit and other benefits can get £200 to help with energy bills – check if you're eligible and how to apply

More than 400,000 low-income households in Wales can get a non-repayable £200 cash grant to put towards their energy bills this winter.

27 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

Martin Lewis: Existing Government help on energy bills now totally swallowed up by October price cap rise – more support is needed desperately

MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis has called on the two remaining Conservative Party leadership candidates to take immediate action over spiralling energy costs.

26 August 2022

Energy bills to rise from October for millions as new price cap is announced – how to find out how much you’ll pay under the new rates

Energy bills will rise by about £1,600/year on average for 24 million households in October, as regulator Ofgem confirmed the largest ever hike to the energy price cap this morning.

26 August 2022

Martin Lewis urges 'zombie Government' to 'wake up' as energy price cap predicted to rise to £4,266 a year

Millions of people are facing "unaffordable" energy bill rises from October, as the price cap is now predicted to rise from £1,971 a year to £3,582 a year for someone on typical use, with a further 19% rise expected in January 2023, taking typical bills to £4,266 a year.

9 August 2022

Energy price cap to change every three months from October - what it means for your bills

The price cap on how much energy suppliers can charge households will now change every three months from October, instead of every six months, regulator Ofgem has confirmed. Due to the current high wholesale energy costs, it means we're likely to see price rises TWICE this winter.

4 August 2022

Struggling with energy bill debt? Check if you can get a grant of up to £1,500 from British Gas – even if you're not a customer

The British Gas Energy Trust, a charity funded by British Gas, has reopened applications for grants of up to £1,500 to help people clear debts owed to their energy provider – and you don't have to be a British Gas customer to benefit.

1 July 2022