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  • 5 ways to beat inflation

    The national minimum wage, first introduced 15 years ago, is no longer useful according to one of its key architects Sir George Bain, as it’s falling in value in real terms. C

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 01 August 2013

  • British Gas to offer free electricity on Saturdays

    British Gas customers struggling to meet the cost of rising energy bills could soon be offered a scheme giving them 'free electricity' every Saturday.

    Rachel Wait

    Updated: 01 August 2013

  • Energy bills – where does your money go?

    Controversy surrounding the price we pay for our household energy means energy providers are never far from the news. But now MPs on the Energy and Climate Change Select Commi

    Les Roberts

    Updated: 29 July 2013

  • How to turn your home green

    If you're looking to make your home more energy efficient, you might have mulled over the idea of switching to a 'green' energy tariff.

    Rachel Wait

    Updated: 25 July 2013

  • Energy giant warns of extra £240 price rise

    Annual energy bills will go up by £240 by 2020, according to one of the UK’s Big Six energy companies – and it says energy firm profits are not to blame.

    Mark Hooson

    Updated: 16 July 2013

  • How to switch energy supplier - and save!

    The sun has finally shown its face, so gas and electricity bills are probably the last thing on your mind. But why not make hay while the sun shines by switching energy suppli

    Mark Hooson

    Updated: 03 July 2013

  • 10 letters it will cost you to ignore

    When a letter from your bank lands on your doormat, do you: a) shove it on a pile with all the others, b) stick it in a drawer to deal with it later (and then forget), or c) r

    Rachel Wait

    Updated: 08 May 2013

  • Is your energy deal about to end?

    Is your fixed-rate energy deal due to end in the next few days or weeks? If so, you’ll fall onto a more expensive standard tariff and could end up £319 a year worse off unless

    Mark Hooson

    Updated: 01 May 2013

  • Fight the squeeze on your household budget

    We may have narrowly escaped entering a triple dip recession, but with millions of people still struggling to meet everyday living costs, it’s clear that we are far from out o

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 25 April 2013

  • Do new 'energy efficient' appliances really cut bills?

    As energy bills continue to climb, the government is hoping a new generation of energy-efficient domestic appliances will help households keep their bills down. So just how ‘g

    Les Roberts

    Updated: 12 April 2013

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