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Ofgem proposes tougher tests for new energy suppliers

Commenting on Ofgem’s final proposals to introduce more stringent tests for companies applying for a licence to supply energy, uSwitch.com energy expert Rik Smith says: “It’s right that Ofgem has …

Low income families hardest hit as energy bills set to soar

15 million energy customers on SVTs will see their bills increase by over £100 a year on 1 April[1] Low income large families[2], those on benefits[7] and pensioners[10] – particularly …

Brilliant Energy ceases trading

Commenting on the news that Brilliant Energy has ceased trading, Rik Smith, energy expert at uSwitch.com, said: “Conditions over the last 12 months have been tough for energy suppliers large …

Consumers feel the burn of price rises as overall satisfaction falls for a second year running in annual uSwitch energy awards

Energy price rises have left their mark as the 13th annual uSwitch.com Energy Customer Satisfaction Report shows overall satisfaction with energy suppliers falling for the second year running Challenger suppliers …

Challenger suppliers respond to new price cap level with more bill hikes – and one price cut

OVO Energy announces a 10%[1] price rise for 160,000[2] customers on standard variable tariffs – adding £18 million to bills across the country[3] The increase will also affect customers on …

Co-op Energy and Ebico kick off challenger supplier price rises

Co-operative Energy announces 10%[1] price rise for over 60,000[2] customers on standard variable tariffs The £117 hike means the new standard variable plans will cost £1,253 on average[1] – adding …

Full house – SSE completes round of big six suppliers pricing up to new price cap level

SSE announces 10%[1] price rise for 2.1 million[2] customers on its standard variable tariff The £116 hike means SSE’s standard plan will cost £1,253 on average[1] – adding £248 million[3] …

More price rise misery as ScottishPower announces 10% bill hike

ScottishPower to hike bills by 10%[1] for 900,000 customers[2] on its standard variable tariff from 1 April – joining British Gas, E.ON, EDF Energy and npower The £117 hike, up …

Cap claims four million more victims as British Gas announces 10% hike

Bill hike of 10%[1] confirmed for another four million customers as British Gas[2] joins E.ON, EDF Energy and npower in raising prices from 1 April Three in ten (30%) households …

npower is third Big Six energy supplier in three days to raise prices to new cap level

Gas and electricity bills will rise by 10%[1] for 1 million npower[2] customers on its standard variable tariff from 1 April npower’s standard plan will cost £1,254 on average[1] – …