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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] …

Warm Home Discount customers now have more choice to switch supplier and keep their discount

Commenting on the Government’s decision to widen the number of energy suppliers offering the £140 Warm Home Discount, Claire Osborne, energy expert at uSwitch.com, said: “Requiring more energy suppliers to offer …

Ofgem to introduce compensation scheme for energy switching

Commenting on the news that Ofgem is to require energy suppliers to compensate customers for delayed or incorrect switches, Richard Neudegg, Head of Regulation at uSwitch.com, said: “With record switching rates …

Who cares for the carers? Informal carers struggling with higher energy bills

Informal carers’ annual energy bills are on average £176 higher than other bill payers[1] Almost four in ten informal carers (38%) have struggled to pay their energy bills in the …

SSE completes big six price increases to standard tariffs affecting nearly 2.4 million customers

SSE is raising gas and electricity prices for nearly 2.4 million customers from 11 July The 6.7% price hike is the biggest by any of the ‘big six’ suppliers[1] Bills …

Price rise and deal ending double whammy sees energy bills hike by over £400 this summer

 Nearly 100 fixed energy deals are set to end during May and June, affecting over half a million homes[1] Customers face bill hikes of up to £401 – a whopping …

uSwitch comments on latest Energy UK switching figures

Commenting on the latest Energy UK electricity switching figures, Shona Eyre, uSwitch.com energy expert, says: “In April three of the big six energy suppliers hiked their prices and customers have …

More price rise pain for one million customers as npower hikes bills

npower is raising gas and electricity prices for one million customers from 17th June[1] Bills will increase by £64 from £1,166 to £1,230[1] – the equivalent of £64 million nationwide[2] …

Postcode lottery: Devon residents fork out twice as much as Westminster in household running costs

PL8 in South Hams, Devon, is the most expensive postcode for running a household, with locals paying an average of £332 per month on their home insurance, energy, water and …

uSwitch comments on CMA statement that SSE/npower merger warrants further scrutiny

Commenting on the CMA’s statement that the SSE/npower merger could result in higher prices for some bill payers, Richard Neudegg, Head of Regulation at uSwitch.com, says: “It’s completely right that …