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Which energy companies are collapsing in August 2019?

It seems like every few months now another small energy supplier who you might not even have heard is in the headlines. There are many complaints from both energy suppliers and their customers about how the industry is regulated. The problems affecting the sector may be getting

Ofgem Price Cap Changes to Lower Energy Bills

The regulator of the energy industry in the UK, Ofgem, has announced the lowering of their price cap in October. This is good news for around 11 million households, who will see lower energy bills this winter. Another 4 million will benefit from a separate cap on

How to Join British Gas

British Gas is the largest energy supplier in the UK. If you would like British Gas to supply your property, you can call them on 0843 658 0878 to discuss it. This guide will tell you how to join British Gas across their range of services as

SSE Pay Bill Guide

If you are an SSE customer, then there are lots of ways that you can pay for your energy bill. You can choose the most convenient payment method according to your circumstances. Any time that you want to change your payment method, you can contact SSE to

How to Reduce Electricity Bill

The cost of energy just keeps going up, which means that every household will end up paying more and more for electricity year after year. Budgets are already tight for many people. It is necessary to find ways to cut back on energy usage and bring down

How to Reduce Water Bill

With the average water bill in the UK rising by £8 a year in 2019, you may be looking for ways to reduce your water bill. Many people also have environmental concerns about water usage. So, for the good of the natural world and your wallet, what

Northumbrian Water Fined Half a Million Pounds

Peterlee Magistrates Court found that the utility company Northumbrian Water should pay a fine of around half a million pounds. This fine was for supplying unfit water to around 10,000 residents of County Durham in 2016. The total includes £499,725 in fines, costs of £32,792.65 which were

Changes to Your Utility Bills in 2019

In recent years, the industry regulators have been taking action to make sure that customers can afford their energy and water bills. Ofgem and Ofwat are responsible for ensuring that all energy and water suppliers in the UK are meeting their legal standards of service. The energy

Economy Energy Customers Saved By Ovo Energy

Things were looking dire for Economy Energy, so the announcement that it will no longer be trading isn’t too surprising. As 2018 drew to a close, many Economy Energy customers were sharing complaints about price increases and missing refunds. Investigations found that the energy supplier’s losses were

Castle Water

0844 257 4553 Contact Castle Water on 0844 257 4553 if you require assistance with your business account with them. Castle Water is a leading independent water supplier in the UK. They supply water and sewerage services to businesses throughout England and Scotland. This includes public bodies

Budget Energy

0844 257 4450 Contact Budget Energy on 0844 257 4450 to get help from their customer services team. In 2011, Budget Energy formed with the aim of giving energy customers in Northern Ireland a more cost-effective choice of supplier. Homes, businesses, and farms can choose the best tariff

Energy Switch Cashback Deals

Clever consumers will know that they should always shop around to find the best tariffs for their energy. When it’s time to renew, switching suppliers can save you money. But did you know that you can get some extra money on top of reducing your energy bill?

Pros and Cons of Smart Meters

By now everybody will have heard about new smart meters for gas and electricity. The UK government is backing the rollout of smart meters because they are upgrading out-of-date infrastructure and making energy use and billing more efficient all around. They are hoping for energy suppliers to

How to Bring Down Energy Bills in Winter

As temperatures drop and it gets darker for more hours of the day, our energy bills go up. We stay indoors more to avoid the cold and keep the heating and the lights on for longer. It may be cosy, but doing this all winter will cost

What to Do With Overcharged Energy Bills

Energy suppliers are consistently the worst companies at billing customers accurately. Gas and electricity suppliers incorrectly bill 2 out of 10 households. To make things worse, over 10% of them will experience this more than once. The government regulatory body Ofgem has been issuing millions of pounds’