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  • Watchdog fights for energy consumers

    Hard-pressed energy consumers will watch with keen interest as the ‘Big Six’ energy providers undergo two years of severe scrutiny by the Competition and Markets Authority (CM

    Mark Hooson

    Updated: 27 March 2014

  • SSE price freeze: it still pays to shop around

    Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), the UK’s second-biggest energy supplier, is freezing prices for its nine million customers until at least 2016.

    Mark Hooson

    Updated: 26 March 2014

  • QR codes to make energy switching even simpler

    Switching to a cheaper energy deal could be about to get even more straightforward thanks to government plans to make Quick Response (QR) codes compulsory on all our energy bi

    Les Roberts

    Updated: 11 March 2014

  • Are you due a share of £400m energy refund?

    The UK’s Big Six energy firms have been ordered to pay out refunds totalling more than £400million to short-changed customers.

    Mark Hooson

    Updated: 28 February 2014

  • Will energy competition cut your bill?

    Consumers look set to benefit from a greater choice of energy suppliers following moves by the regulator Ofgem to boost competition in the energy market. The hope is that this

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 26 February 2014

  • Pay for energy by direct debit? Here’s what’s changing

    Five of the UK’s Big Six energy firms have announced changes in approach when making refunds to direct debit customers who overpay for their gas and electricity.

    Mark Hooson

    Updated: 20 February 2014

  • Top 20 money-wasters

    Who can honestly say they spend every single penny wisely? Whether it’s to save time, or simply because we’ve not done our homework, most of us waste money occasionally. Here

    Mark Hooson

    Updated: 20 February 2014

  • Energy tariff ending? Find the next best deal

    Did you know that 22 fixed-price energy tariffs are going to end in the next 10 weeks? And that, if you’re on one of them your bills are going to go up unless you take action

    Mark Hooson

    Updated: 17 February 2014

  • Ovo slashes energy prices

    Independent energy company Ovo has thrown down the gauntlet to big suppliers such as British Gas and EDF Energy by cutting its prices by 2.5% with immediate effect.

    Jessica Bown

    Updated: 17 February 2014

  • Is your gas bill fuelling unfair profits?

    Rocketing energy bills have heaped pressure on hard-pressed households. But concerns are growing that gas bills, which usually account for two-thirds of a family’s annual ener

    Jessica Bown

    Updated: 10 February 2014

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