Clare Casalis

Energy & Utilities Analyst

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How to claim a pension tax refund

How to claim a pension tax refund

This MoneySavingExpert guide shows you how to claim a pension tax refund, if you've made a taxable withdrawal for the first time, to get your cash back sooner.

7 November 2022

Pension liberation

Pension liberation

Need money from your pension early? You can get it if you're 55 or over. Don't fall for scams which offer the money pre-55 - Money Saving Expert

6 April 2022

British Gas extends half-price electricity on Sundays offer for some smart meter users until April 2024 – here's what's happening

British Gas extends half-price electricity on Sundays offer for some smart meter users until April 2024 – here's what's happening

British Gas is extending its offer of half-price electricity on Sundays for some smart meter customers until April 2024.

28 February 2024

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 know

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 know

Energy regulator Ofgem has announced the new Energy Price Cap, with prices set to drop by 15% on average from April.

27 February 2024

Energy standing charges to be reviewed amid calls from Martin Lewis and MSE for them to be lowered

Energy standing charges to be reviewed amid calls from Martin Lewis and MSE for them to be lowered

Energy standing charges, which make up around £300 of most people's yearly bills, are to be reviewed by Ofgem.

27 February 2024

Shell Energy broadband customer? You'll be moved to TalkTalk in the coming months – here's what you need to know

Shell Energy broadband customer? You'll be moved to TalkTalk in the coming months – here's what you need to know

The transfer comes after the sale of Shell Energy's UK business, but there are NO changes for now and you should keep paying your bills as normal.

8 February 2024

New energy deal – 3% off energy bills available for almost anyone for a year

New energy deal – 3% off energy bills available for almost anyone for a year

E.on Next's 'Pledge' tariff, which is now open to newbies, promises a 3% discount (about £50 a year on typical use) on the Price Cap for a year. We've full info in our MSE News story.

23 January 2024

Martin Lewis: What the Energy Price Cap change means for you

Martin Lewis: What the Energy Price Cap change means for you

Energy regulator Ofgem has announced the new Energy Price Cap, with prices set to rise by 5% on average from January next year. It means energy prices remain shockingly high, and most households will continue to pay more than last winter. We've full info below

27 November 2023

Shell Energy fined £1.4 million for failing to tell broadband customers when contracts ended – urgently check you're not overpaying

Shell Energy fined £1.4 million for failing to tell broadband customers when contracts ended – urgently check you're not overpaying

If you're a Shell Energy broadband and home phone customer, you should urgently check you're not overpaying, as the provider has been fined £1.4 million by the regulator for failing to notify around 65,000 customers that their contracts were ending.

23 November 2023

British Gas to give up to £250 in free credit to some struggling prepayment customers – here's what we know

British Gas to give up to £250 in free credit to some struggling prepayment customers – here's what we know

British Gas will give thousands of eligible prepayment meter customers up to £250 in free credit to help with continued high energy costs this winter. If you're a British Gas prepayment customer, look out for a letter from the firm offering you help.

14 November 2023

One week left: Disney+ prices to rise in major shake-up – but you could save up to £52 a year if you act NOW

One week left: Disney+ prices to rise in major shake-up – but you could save up to £52 a year if you act NOW

Disney+ is hiking the price of its existing subscription by up to £36 a year from 1 November 2023.

24 October 2023

EDF Energy to cut bills for some by £30 this winter – Martin Lewis welcomes move but says 'it's not a game-changer'

EDF Energy to cut bills for some by £30 this winter – Martin Lewis welcomes move but says 'it's not a game-changer'

EDF Energy will cut bills by £30 for some 260,000 of its customers who get the Government's Warm Home Discount this winter.

29 September 2023

Octopus Tracker energy tariff – could it save you £100s on your energy bills?

Octopus Tracker energy tariff – could it save you £100s on your energy bills?

The Octopus Tracker tariff is not right for everyone, but if you're willing to regularly keep track of daily price changes, it could mean big savings.

26 September 2023

Octopus Agile – is it now an energy tariff worth switching to?

Octopus Agile – is it now an energy tariff worth switching to?

The Agile tariff from Octopus Energy is not right for everyone, but if you use it in the right way, it could mean big savings.

26 September 2023

Martin Lewis: Are you an E.on customer? Here's an easy way to cut what you pay for energy

Martin Lewis: Are you an E.on customer? Here's an easy way to cut what you pay for energy

E.on Next's 'Pledge' tariff could be an easy way to cut your bills over the next year, according to MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis.

25 September 2023

New supplier Fuse Energy launches electricity deal that undercuts the Price Cap – so should you switch?

New supplier Fuse Energy launches electricity deal that undercuts the Price Cap – so should you switch?

Brand new app-only supplier Fuse Energy – the first new supplier to enter the market since the start of the energy crisis – has launched an electricity-only tariff that undercuts the Price Cap.

12 September 2023