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. Thousands of people face annual energy bill rises of hundreds of pounds this month when they are rolled on to default energy tariffs that came under fire from Theresa May this week. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... As head of the energy regulator Ofgem, the 51-year-old will control the price that millions of people pay for their electricity and gas after the general election. A Conservative victory would see Nolan tasked with setting a cap on how high default energy tariffs can go, in relation to the wholesale prices that suppliers have to pay. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Thousands face energy bill hikes of more than £400 this month image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 09:01:16 AM
. Thousands of people face annual energy bill rises of hundreds of pounds this month when they are rolled on to default energy tariffs that came under fire from Theresa May this week. ...
Energy regulator under scrutiny as both Tories and Labour vow to act image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:23:35 AM
.... As head of the energy regulator Ofgem, the 51-year-old will control the price that millions of people pay for their electricity and gas after the general election. A Conservative victory would see Nolan tasked with setting a cap on how high default energy tariffs can go, in relation to the wholesale prices that suppliers have to pay. ...
Energy bill caps put billions in investment at risk, say suppliers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 06:01:33 AM
....“I really fear for some knee-jerk price cap,” Dieter Helm, an Oxford University economist, told an audience in London on Thursday. He said he favoured a more transparent energy tariff that was fairer for consumers but unregulated. ...
Government lacks faith in free market, says energy boss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 07:07:41 AM
.... . "We are prepared to intervene when markets are not working for ordinary working families and that is certainly true for expensive and unfair standard energy tariffs. ...
Energy price cap implications ominous, former regulators say image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 06:49:47 AM
....According to five former energy regulators, such a move would have an "adverse effect" on the market and could have "ominous implications". Their intervention comes amid speculation that the government is poised to announce price controls for customers on standard energy tariffs. ...
Energy costs to soar as Big Six companies turn up the heat image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 08:01:00 AM
....On Monday, SSE announced that it was putting up prices by an average of 6. 9 per cent from April 28, hitting millions on its standard dual fuel energy tariff who will now pay on average £1,129 a year. ...
Batteries included: Yorkshire village seeks to solve riddle of too much sun image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of January 2017 08:00:30 AM
....Most players have so far targeted householders hoping to increase the financial gain from their solar panels. But the introduction of time-of-day energy tariffs, enabled by smart meters, mean householders could potentially store electricity when it’s cheap, for use later when it’s pricier. ...
Freeze your gas bill before cold sets in by switching energy providers image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 12:01:00 AM
....British Gas and E. ON have frozen their standard energy tariffs until March and it is feared that they and their rivals will raise their prices soon after. ...
All gas and gators. And Glenda Jackson too | Brief letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 07:49:39 PM
. One of the reasons why relatively few people change energy supplier (Millions stuck on ‘rip-off’ energy tariffs, data reveals, 15 December) is that price comparison is made more difficult by the standing daily charge that the energy companies include in their bills. ...
Millions of British Gas and SSE customers urged to switch NOW image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 04:22:00 PM
....4billion more than a competitive market. Energyhelpline co-founder Mark Todd said: "If you want to be skint this Christmas there's no better way of lightening your wallet than turning up the heating on a standard energy tariff. ...
Ofgem energy league table could save users hundreds of pounds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 11:52:30 AM
....Mark Todd, the co-founder of energyhelpline. com, said the energy price league table would expose just how expensive standard energy tariffs were and how much customers could save by switching. ...
How to snap up the hottest energy deals this winter image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 12:01:00 AM
....Last week British Gas, E. ON, SSE and Good Energy announced they will freeze standard residential energy tariffs until the spring but Peter Earl, head of energy at CompareTheMarket. ...
British Gas to freeze standard prices this winter image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 10:58:48 AM
.... Many bigger companies have already bought gas and electricity for delivery during the winter at lower prices. In a Christmas message, British Gas said it was keeping the price of its standard variable energy tariff unchanged through this winter. ...
UK fuel poverty to last a lifetime, report says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 12:01:33 AM
....”. NEA cited low levels of energy efficiency in poor-quality housing and difficulty accessing the cheapest energy tariffs, forcing residents to tolerate the cold or spend more on fuel than wealthier people who live in well-insulated homes. ...
Energy bills mislead with phantom savings offers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 10:16:21 PM
....Energy customers are being misled by savings offers on gas and electricity bills which never materialise, the BBC Money Box programme has discovered. These phantom savings offers are being made to people on fixed-price energy tariffs and are a consequence of rules imposed by the energy regulator Ofgem. ...
‘Switch and save’ say energy experts, as fixed-rate tariffs end image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of November 2016 07:01:40 AM
....Householders who signed up to one of 64 fixed-price gas and electricity tariffs which are due to expire in the next few weeks are facing price rises of up to £285 a year, energy experts are warning. Around a year ago, thousands of UK households moved to one-year fixed energy tariffs, but 12 months on they will be dumped on to their energy provider’s much more expensive “standard” tariff unless they once again switch to a new deal. ...
 WINTER DEBT WARNING: Consumers heading into the cold with £292m energy debt image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of November 2016 04:36:00 PM
....There is also extra help for vulnerable consumers, including theWarm Home Discount which offers a £140 electricity rebate for eligible customers. One of the easiest ways to cut bills and help prevent large debt is by switching to a better energy tariff. ...
Time is money: here's how to save some when the clocks go back this weekend image
....65%) if you’re on one of the 14 fixed dual-fuel deals that expire on 31 October, according to Go Compare. It points out that even if you are in debt to your energy company – its research shows 5% of homeowners owe their energy supplier money – you may still be able to change your energy tariff or supplier. ...
Rise in energy customers switching deals image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of September 2016 10:46:24 AM
....To encourage more switching, Ofgem is planning to trial "more effective prompts" on customers' bills to encourage them to compare different tariffs. However, Ofgem said it would not be capping standard variable energy tariffs. ...
FTSE 100 ends Wednesday lower despite bank rally image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 07:31:26 AM
....3%. Energy shares were mixed after Ofgem said it would introduce a price cap for energy customers that use pre-pay meters, but stopped short of introducing caps on standard variable energy tariffs. ...
Trust in charities at record low after scandals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of June 2016 11:01:12 PM
....Another controversy concerned Age UK’s deal to help market an E. ON energy tariff to older people, for which it received £6m in commission. ...
Price comparison sites to be investigated by competition watchdog image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of June 2016 04:13:46 PM
....The investigation will examine whether websites agreed not to compete with each other when consumers searched on Google for the best deals. The Competition and Markets Authority said: “The CMA is investigating a suspected breach of competition law by some price comparison websites that offer energy tariff comparisons in relation to paid online search advertising. ...
Age UK criticised over E.ON partnership image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of April 2016 12:53:53 PM
....It later emerged that Age UK had made millions of pounds by providing insurance and funeral services to elderly people via its commercial arm, Age UK Enterprises Ltd. The energy tariff was suspended while Ofgem investigated the matter. ...
Don't pay the price of staying faithful: Shop around and beat introductory offers image
....Staying faithful to your bank, building society or energy supplier could cost you hundreds or even thousands of pounds a year. Just because you secured a good rate when you took out a savings account, mortgage or energy tariff does not make it good value today. ...
The end of rip-off energy bills? Millions to have details shared to boost switching  image
....Now the authority wants customers who have long overpaid to be actively targeted by rivals in an effort to get them moving. Households can typically save around £300 a year simply by moving to the best energy tariff on the market. ...
Is it time to regulate energy prices? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of March 2016 02:20:29 PM
....Households in Northern Ireland have historically paid over the odds for energy, in part due to the cost of transporting gas there. Now the majority of customers are enjoying some of the lowest standard energy tariffs in the UK. ...
'This energy company promises big savings - but I've never heard of them' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 15th of February 2016 09:41:43 AM
.... The best of the answers are included in our weekly newsletter . For whole of market energy tariff comparisons, click here . ...
Age UK chair defends controversial E.ON pensioner tariff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of February 2016 05:37:26 PM
. The chair of Age UK has refused to apologise for offering elderly people a controversial energy tariff with power firm E. ...
Age UK halts controversial energy deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of February 2016 02:33:53 PM
...." . Age UK stressed that all versions of its branded energy tariff had no exit fees, so customers could switch at any point without incurring any charge. ...
Age UK found to be making millions from insurance and funeral deals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of February 2016 08:57:24 PM
....ON for the past 14 years, openly and above board, and they have been generous supporters of our charity over and above the number of customers on the tariff,” he said. “We launched the most competitive, fixed two-year energy tariff available anywhere on the market on 20 January this year, with no exit fees. ...
Outrage as loyal energy customers overpay by £300 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of January 2016 07:00:05 AM
....”. Mark Todd of comparison site energyhelpline says: “The truth is that UK standard energy tariffs are crazily expensive. ...
E.ON cuts price of gas on standard tariff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of January 2016 10:19:15 AM
.... A £274 saving is enough to heat the average home for 6 months!. “The truth is that UK standard energy tariffs are crazily expensive. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of January 2016 08:25:14 AM
....E. ON also launched a new price which it says is the cheapest available energy tariff in Britain - a one-year dual-fuel fixed-price product available to new or existing customers. ...
First of 'big six' cuts gas prices image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of January 2016 07:37:48 AM
....E. On also claimed it now has Britain's cheapest fixed energy tariff, with the launch of a one-year dual fuel product with an average price of £783. ...
Snapshot of the cheapest and most expensive energy suppliers image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of January 2016 12:20:10 PM
.... There was significant regional variability on display in the report too. Customers in the East Midlands had the cheapest lowest average energy tariff at £920 and buyers in the North West, North Wales and South West the most expensive at £981. ...
Fixed rate energy tariff deals: switch now to save up to £258 image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of January 2016 12:04:18 AM
British homes value increases by half a trillion in 2015 image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of December 2015 07:51:00 PM
....MANY people do not regularly assess whether they are still on the best phone, broadband or energy deal, according to Citizens Advice, which is urging people to get on top of their finances for the new year. The charity found that in the past two years, 32 per cent had not checked if they were on the best mobile phone contract, while 33 per cent had not checked if they had the most appropriate energy tariff and 34 per cent had not looked at whether they were on the best broadband deal. ...
Petrol and household bills set to plunge in 2016 as Saudi Arabia REFUSES to cut oil supply image
....Jason Wakeford, uSwitch. com energy expert, said: "The single digit reductions in standard energy tariffs this year fell well short of the double-digit drop in wholesale energy prices. ...
Don’t miss out on free energy-efficiency measures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 7th of November 2015 07:00:08 AM
.... The other big energy firms also offer similar schemes, but tend to target those on low incomes, as above. • Green Star Energy has simplified its unlimited energy tariff after customers complained its terms and conditions were too restrictive. ...
Energy giants won’t be sending you lower bills as a Christmas present image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of October 2015 06:00:13 AM
.... Guardian Money has had few complaints about GB Energy, but plenty about rival small providers. At around £825 a year, Money recommends Ovo for those looking to ditch their big six standard energy tariff, but GB will appeal to those who are seeking the very cheapest. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 18th of September 2015 11:00:00 PM
. If you're on a fixed energy tariff, it's time to check your deal or face being caught out by a huge jump in the price of heating and lighting your home. ...
Npower hands free £100 gadget to 'safety conscious' home owners image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of September 2015 07:12:17 AM
.... . Npower, however, insists the energy tariff is still cheaper because most households would save money by switching to it. ...
One in 10 energy smart meters doesn't work image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 10th of September 2015 05:48:09 PM
....  Photo: Alamy. In the meantime suppliers are continuing to install tens of thousands of the new meters each month while ministers are encouraging households to shop around and switch to cheaper energy tariffs. ...
Money Talks: Bank data breach, a £3,000 mobile bill and join our energy switch image
....UK house prices will end year 6% higher, say surveyors. Caroline Flint urges ‘protected’ energy tariff for vulnerable customers. ...
Caroline Flint urges 'protected' energy tariff for vulnerable customers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of September 2015 08:19:55 AM
. Caroline Flint, the shadow energy secretary, has reopened the war on “rip-off” energy prices by calling on the government to introduce a protected energy tariff for vulnerable customers and end £1bn of overcharging. ...
CBI warns energy price caps could damage investor confidence image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 5th of September 2015 05:45:22 PM
. The CBI has issued a strongly-worded attack on the Competition and Markets Authority’s plan for price caps on energy tariffs, arguing it would actually leave consumers worse off and harm competition. ...
Money Talks: contactless payments come of age image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of September 2015 02:10:08 PM
.... Download it here. Is your fixed energy tariff expiring? Compare the latest deals and switch in minutes with our comparison service. ...
Customers desert the Big Six in great green energy switchover image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of September 2015 01:12:15 AM
....The scale of the campaign sign-up emerged a day after it came to light that all of the Big Six energy firms have quietly dropped their green electricity tariffs – prompting critics to question their commitment to tackling climate change. The Big Six defended their decision to axe 100 per cent renewable energy tariffs, saying it had been forced on them after the regulator Ofgem cut the number of tariffs they were allowed to offer in a bid to simplify a market characterised by numerous, complex offers. ...
RWE prepares to fire Npower chief executive Paul Massara image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 21st of August 2015 12:39:25 AM
.... Npower had failed to implement the rulings within the required 28 days. Separately, the Competition and Market’s Authority last month proposed a “transitional cap” on the most expensive energy tariffs charged by the Big Six firms while measures to inject more competition into the market took effect. ...
Is my 'green' energy tariff as clean as it claims to be? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 25th of July 2015 06:21:26 AM
.... And new rules designed to shake up Britain’s rip-off energy market could prompt an unintended boom in similar tariffs. Renewable tariffs were popular a few years back but have shrunk after rules restricting suppliers to just four energy tariffs were introduced in 2010. ...
Four money 'nudges' the Government recently used on you image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 24th of July 2015 02:16:08 PM
.... . The idea is that customers can leave their supplier more easily, as they no longer need to manually input data from their last bill when they buy a new energy tariff. ...
Watchdog's report on big six power companies flawed, say former regulators image
....”. The CMA will not finalise its recommendations on how to reform the energy market until later this year but it has already proposed the scrapping of a recently introduced measure to restrict the number of energy tariffs available. ...
Energy firms to launch 'switch in a day' guarantee – as 60,000 transfers fail every year image
.... . There is a £400 difference between the cheapest energy tariff and average price paid by families, but the savings are available only to those who switch. ...
David Cameron would consider backing energy price caps image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of July 2015 12:50:12 PM
. David Cameron would consider supporting a temporary price cap on energy tariffs, his spokesman has said, after the competition watchdog said the plan would lead to cheaper bills for 70 per cent of households. ...
Millions paying too much for energy 'due to lack of competition' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 28th of June 2015 09:00:41 AM
.... . Consumer group Which? has called for the introduction of simple petrol-style pricing to make it easier for consumers to understand how much different energy tariffs cost. ...
Save '£700' a year by outsourcing your household bills image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 28th of June 2015 08:00:07 AM
.... Mr Pachigar said: “Dividabill doesn’t charge customers. And if a cheaper energy tariff comes up, we look at exit fees to see if it pays to switch. ...
The £350 smart meter glitch that will last until 2017 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 8th of June 2015 10:11:07 AM
.... . The difference between cheapest and most expensive energy tariffs can be as much as £278 a year for the average home. ...
Big six energy firms face price call image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of June 2015 10:19:32 AM
.... . It does raise a legitimate question - with the prospect of a Labour price freeze gone, is there now the opportunity to look again at energy tariffs? . ...
First Utility's £310 energy bill rise begins today – despite firm's own campaign against 'standard tariffs' image
. A major energy firm that campaigns against Big Six energy rip-offs is increasing its own customers' bills by up to £310 by transferring them from fixed to standard energy tariffs. ...
Money Talks: massive subsidy for landlords revealed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 28th of May 2015 04:20:02 PM
....Download a free copy of Trust Magazine covering the challenges facing the eurozone, Japan’s economic strategy and more. Thinking about switching to a greener energy supplier? The Guardian’s comparison service lets you compare greener energy tariffs and how much you could save by switching. ...
Leading light Plessey and a British electronics revolution image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of May 2015 06:13:00 PM
....“We are high consumers and even tried to cut production in the afternoons when costs are highest, but demand means that is no longer an option,” says Snaith. “If Britain wants to encourage manufacturing it needs to come up with simpler energy tariffs and some genuine price cuts. ...
Smart meters: will you pay more for 'peak electricity'? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 24th of May 2015 07:00:02 AM
....” . Ms Maugham said: “There’s a really big appetite for time-of-use tariffs; research by UCL shows one in three consumers wants an energy tariff with variable prices. ...
Cheapest ever energy deal for four years is offered by npower image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 22nd of May 2015 02:25:47 PM
. Householders can freeze their bills for four years with npower’s £1,111 energy tariff that is the cheapest ever deal of this duration. ...
Tory energy promises 'will lower bills by £65' – how? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 16th of May 2015 06:50:38 AM
.... The shake-up will affect how much every household spends on energy. Everything from energy tariffs, switching suppliers, the Green Deal and solar panel payouts to smart meters will, ultimately, be decided at ministerial level. ...
Russian recession will last two years, forecasts EBRD image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of May 2015 12:19:13 PM
....An escalation of the Russia-Ukraine conflict would have significant spillover effects for the entire region. It said: “The economic disruption in the east of the country, the negative impact of the depreciation of the hryvnia, tight economic policies, energy tariffs hikes and a continued contraction of credit are expected to maintain pressures on the economy this year. ...
Can a £2,500 'solar box' power your house at night? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of May 2015 08:22:05 AM
.... • £419 off your energy bills: the deals you won't see in comparison tables . • 'Free' hi-tech thermostat with energy tariff costs '£197' . ...
Social tenants locked into energy tariff for 40 years image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of May 2015 01:09:21 PM
....More people than ever are finding the costs of heating and lighting their homes are becoming unaffordable. The simplest way to combat the problem is to switch energy tariff with experts reckoning those that have never switched could save up to £300 a year. ...
Money round-up video: Social tenants locked into energy tariff and record low mortgage deals image
. This week: social tenants locked into energy tariff; record low mortgage deals; motorists will need a code to hire a car abroad. ...
Zoopla website to buy uSwitch image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of April 2015 08:38:58 AM
....7m, and said it had 50 million individual site visits. It was among the price comparison sites criticised by MPs for not showing all the energy tariffs available to consumers. ...
The real test for energy firms: who spends least on customer service? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 30th of April 2015 05:49:32 AM
. What's more important to you – grabbing the cheapest energy tariff or simply knowing that your bills are accurate? Or, if you do encounter a problem, knowing that your supplier won't keep you on hold for hours? . ...

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