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Watts cooking? Barbecues, hot tubs and lawn mowers behind £12 million a week energy bills as Brits take to their garden

Britons are poised to spend almost £12 million a week powering garden gadgets this summer[1], with energy guzzling hot tubs the most expensive to run, according...

Uswitch comments on Ofgem's direct debit limit announcement

Ofgem is right to stop suppliers from using customers' money like an interest-free credit card. These are sensible proposals, and...

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Uswitch comments on the upcoming launch of Paramount+ in the UK

Nick Baker, TV and streaming expert at Uswitch.com, says: “Paramount Plus officially lands in the UK this week, hoping to win over the hearts of TV buffs looking for a change...

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Uswitch comments on Ofcom’s new rules on short and simple contract details

Today Ofcom has implemented new rules on short and simple contract details, which includes new guidance on how providers should break down pricing for consumers. Uswitch has...

Uswitch offers advice on how to keep your tech cool during the UK heatwave

With a heatwave on its way to the UK tomorrow, spirits are high and pub gardens are filling up. Friday temperatures are due to hit 34 degrees in some areas of the UK, which will be...

Uswitch offers advice on how to help your tech survive the festival season

Thousands of music fans will descend on Glastonbury next week as the world’s most famous festival returns for the first time since 2019. And with the four-day event bigger than ever, getting tech-ready...

Why did my bills have to rocket, man? Sir Elton's power bill soars to £77,000 a year amid energy crisis

The power bill at Sir Elton John’s £6 million mansion has rocketed to £77,000 a year due to the energy crisis. The Rocket Man singer’s 3,000-square-metre property puts him...

Uswitch comments on Ofcom's new rules for stronger protection for essential phone boxes

Justina Miltienyte, head of policy at Uswitch.com, said: “While many communities feel a strong nostalgic attachment to the traditional red phone box, it’s easy to overlook that they...

Uswitch comments on the new Apple updates following the WWDC event stream

Ru Bhikha, mobiles expert at Uswitch.com, comments: “The release of iOS 16 promises the ability to customise the phone’s lock screen to an incredible degree, allowing...

Left in the dark on energy use: 20 million households pay their supplier monthly but less than half get a bill every month

Seven in ten households — 20 million homes — pay for their energy monthly, but only four in ten (43%) receive a bill from their supplier every month, leaving consumers without...

Uswitch comments on Government’s support for energy customers

Justina Miltienyte, head of policy at Uswitch.com, comments: “Households are feeling the turbulence of a stormy energy market, and the prospect of a £2,800 price cap now looms on the horizon...

Take a break without the 'Roam Rage' - Uswitch offers advice for Jubilee jetsetters to prevent unexpected mobile bills

Brits planning a bonus break during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations are urged to check their mobile phone contract to make sure they’re not landed with extra charges for using their device overseas...

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