We know there's a lot going on in the energy market right now, with bills rising, suppliers exiting the market, and lots of jargon being used which can make things confusing. Uswitch can help you make sense of it all here.
25 May 2023, 7.00: Ofgem has today confirmed that the level of the energy price cap will drop to £2,074 for average use households paying by Direct Debit from July until October 2023.
This follows several months in which wholesale energy prices have come down. The expectation now is that suppliers should be able to begin to offer customers fixed energy deals again. Customers should ensure their details are up to date so they're ready to act as soon as deals become available.
Energy price rises and the general cost of living crisis will naturally have you concerned about the impact on your bills, which have already risen significantly in the last few months, but Uswitch is here to advise and support you through this difficult period.
Find out more about the price cap, the energy market and your options here:
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Ofgem announces a reduction in the level of the energy price cap, from £3,280 to £2,074.
Uswitch research has found that, after an unusual winter, households are entering the spring and summer with credit in their accounts when they would usually be slightly in debit.
Uswitch research shows that hair salons and beauty parlours in particular are struggling with the significant costs of the energy crisis.
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The government has announced that the Energy Price Guarantee, through which it keeps customers' energy bills at a lower level than they otherwise would have been, will be maintained at its current level until the end of June 2023.
With wholesale energy prices dropping and the Energy Price Guarantee due to stay at £2,500, suppliers could imminently be in a position to offer customers fixed deals.
Ofgem has cut the level of the energy price cap from April, though it will remain higher than the government's Energy Price Guarantee.
Uswitch has announced the launch of its demand flexibility scheme, Utrack Money Back.
Uswitch research has shown that in the wake of high energy bills, more people are now arguing about energy use than they previously were.
Although the Energy Price Guarantee is protecting customers from big price rises, some have seen a small increase since the beginning of 2023.
The long-mooted government energy-saving campaign has launched across the country with focus on Uswitch and Utrack.
Uswitch has today launched its new mobile app, Utrack, which is designed to help energy users track and change their energy usage and habits.
With more than a fifth of households saying they can only cope with rising bills by cutting their energy usage, Uswitch is encouraging customers to check, track and change their energy habits this winter.
In the wake of rocketing energy bills making life financially impossible for UK households, the UK has intervened to fix energy prices with the Energy Price Guarantee.
The second energy price cap revision of the year sees it raised to a new high of £3,549 for average use households across the UK.