The government and Ofgem’s energy price cap came into force at midnight on 1 January, limiting energy costs for those on standard variable and default tariffs. Continue Reading
Average energy bills fell £6 between 2016 and 2017, as increased efficiency and lower demand offset price hikes from the Big 6 and competitors, a report from the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) has claimed. Continue Reading
A report published by home services company Homeshift shows the extent of the problem of fuel poverty in the UK, despite the government having pledged back in 2000 to put an end to it by this year.
A report compiled by PricewaterhouseCoopers for the Solar Trade Association (STA) has found that over 12,000 jobs in the solar industry have been cut in the last year, following cuts to subsidies.
Consultancy firm Cornwall Energy has published research suggesting that Government schemes designed to subsidies and support low-carbon energy could add up to £100 to households’ annual energy bills within the next five years.
Members of the ‘Vote Leave’ campaign including London mayor Boris Johnson have claimed that if the UK votes to leave the EU in the referendum on June 23rd, then VAT could eventually be lifted on energy bills, cutting costs for households across the country.
Pressure is mounting on energy suppliers in the UK to cut their prices after it has been revealed that some 70% of all customers who are signed up to standard tariffs have been overpaying for their energy by £300 every year.
A new pilot scheme, that is aimed at aiding families who struggle to pay their energy bills, will be rolled out this year. This plan is being referred to as the “fuel bank” initiative and will allow £49 to households in need of help. The scheme is being pioneered by Npower and a number of charities across the country.