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  • Already fixed energy tariff? What next?

    At MoneySuperMarket we’ve always argued that finding a fixed rate tariff is the best way to avoid the relentless year-on-year increase in energy costs. These annual hikes affe

    Kevin Pratt

    Updated: 22 November 2013

  • British Gas hike hits on Saturday

    The latest energy bill price hike – this time from British Gas, Britain’s biggest energy provider – takes effect this coming Saturday. Almost 8 million customers on the firm’s

    Les Roberts

    Updated: 19 November 2013

  • What’s in store for your energy bill?

    The soaring cost of energy is causing huge distress across the country as we feel the first real bite of winter weather. The average bill for those on standard variable tariff

    Kevin Pratt

    Updated: 14 November 2013

  • What is the Winter Fuel Payment?

    It’s going to get seriously cold very soon – at precisely the same time as the recent energy company price hikes come into effect.

    Naomi Caine

    Updated: 14 November 2013

  • What is the Cold Weather Payment?

    We’ve had our first deep frosts, parts of the country have seen snowfalls, and the last glimmers of autumn warmth have surely seeped away.

    Naomi Caine

    Updated: 14 November 2013

  • Unhappy new year for EDF customers

    Five down, one to go. EDF today became the fifth of the ‘Big Six’ energy providers to announce price rises in recent weeks. This means Eon is the only major supplier yet to in

    Mark Hooson

    Updated: 12 November 2013

  • Energy firms to hand back balances

    Energy firms will no longer be allowed to sit on cash from customers’ direct debit overpayments, under new plans due to come into effect in the next few weeks.

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 11 November 2013

  • Energy call centres infuriate customers

    Energy companies are attracting publicity for all the wrong reasons these days. Criticisms of their prices hikes abound, and now their call centres are being slated for having

    Mark Hooson

    Updated: 07 November 2013

  • Save energy, save money – hot tips for the home

    To keep your energy bills low you need to minimise how much energy you’re using and make your home as energy efficient as possible.

    Les Roberts

    Updated: 06 November 2013

  • Six ways to de-stress your financial life

    We all get stressed at times - and money worries are a common cause. To mark National Stress Awareness Day last Wednesday, which promotes awareness of the dangers of excessive

    Jessica Bown

    Updated: 05 November 2013

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