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British Gas announces 3.8% price rise

British Gas is raising gas and electricity prices by 3.8% for 3.5 million customers on its standard variable tariff from 1 October[1] Customers will see their bills rise by £44 …

5 million energy customers face potential £235m bill increase as level of safeguard price cap increases again

Ofgem has today announced that the cap on energy tariffs for customers with prepayment meters and one million vulnerable customers receiving the Warm Home Discount will rise £47 to £1,136 …

Iresa customers to be moved to Octopus Energy

Energy regulator Ofgem has appointed Octopus Energy to supply customers of Iresa, which ceased trading on 27 July 2018. Iresa’s former customers will be contacted by Octopus by 14 August …

Iresa Energy ceases trading

Iresa Energy, which only launched in 2016, has ceased trading, affecting under 100,000 customers. Rik Smith, uSwitch.com energy expert, says: “Iresa is only the third domestic energy supplier to go …

Households pushed to accept smart meters despite not knowing why they need one

Three in ten (30%) homes who have been offered a smart meter feel under pressure from suppliers to have one installed[1], with many believing they have no choice[2] 61% of …

Energy price cap approved by Parliament

Commenting on Parliament’s approval of the Government’s plan to cap Standard Variable Tariffs for domestic energy customers Richard Neudegg, Head of Regulation at uSwitch.com, said: “The Government and Ofgem must …

Co-Operative Energy announces 5.2% price rise

Co-operative Energy is raising gas and electricity prices by 5.2% for approximately 128,000 customers on its standard variable tariff from 20 August[1] Bills will also increase by the same amount …

Second round of price rises underway: EDF Energy increases bills by £91 million for 1.3 million customers

EDF Energy is raising gas and electricity prices by 6% for approximately 1.3 million customers on standard variable tariffs from 31 August[1] Bills will increase by £70 from £1,158 to …

19 energy suppliers give UK £590 million price rise bill

19 energy suppliers have issued 21 price rises so far in 2018[1] The price rises will affect 11 million households by an average of £52[1], adding £590 million to the …

Summer of price rises continues: E.ON announces second increase this year with further £55 million hike

E.ON is raising gas and electricity prices for approximately 1 million customers on standard variable tariffs from 16th August[1]   Bills will increase by £55 (4.8%) from £1,153 to £1,208[1] …