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uSwitch comments on latest Ofgem energy switching figures

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Commenting on today’s announcement from Ofgem that 7.7 million gas or electricity switches took place in 2016, representing a six-year high and 28% increase on 2015, Claire Osborne, energy expert …

Consumers face another hike as First Utility announces 9.7% rise

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First Utility is putting its prices up by 9.7% or £102 for gas and electricity from 1st April[1] 117,000 dual fuel customers’ bills will go up from £1,047 to £1,149 …

Co-operative Energy announces second price rise in six months

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Co-operative Energy is putting its prices up by 5% or £58 for gas and electricity from 1st April, 2017[1] This is Co-operative Energy’s second price rise in six months after …

Homes paid £787 million in unexpected boiler repair bills last year

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A fifth of UK homes (18%) – almost five million – have experienced at least one boiler breakdown in the past year[1] The average cost to repair the broken boiler …

uSwitch comments on British Gas price freeze

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Commenting on the news that British Gas is extending its price freeze until August, Claire Osborne, energy expert at uSwitch.com, says: “British Gas has today announced an extension of its …

Another blow for consumers as ScottishPower announces 7.8% price rise

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 ScottishPower is putting its prices up by 7.8% or £86 per year for gas and electricity from 31st March 2017[1] 1.1 million dual fuel customers’ bills will go up from …

uSwitch comments on Ofgem review of supplier financial checks

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Commenting on today’s remarks in a speech by Dermot Nolan, Chief Executive of Ofgem, that the regulator will review new supplier licensing and the financial requirements on energy suppliers, Richard …

uSwitch comments on Ofgem prepayment meter price cap announcement

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Ofgem has today announced that energy customers on prepayment tariffs will have their bills capped from 1st April, 2017[1]. Commenting on the news, Claire Osborne, energy expert at uSwitch.com, says: …

Bitter blow as npower announces 9.8% price hike

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npower is putting its prices up by 9.8% or £109 for gas and electricity from 16th March – the highest single price rise from a big six supplier since 2013[1] …

uSwitch comments on Ofgem announcement about trials to help disengaged customers

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Commenting on today’s announcement from Ofgem that it will require energy suppliers to take part in trials to reach disengaged customers, Richard Neudegg, Head of Regulation at uSwitch.com, says: “It is …