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Bill payers beware - fixed energy deals coming to an end

With 31 fixed rate energy tariffs coming to an end before the end of May, hundreds of thousands of homeowners need to take action and switch to avoid being stung by huge bill hikes, warns MoneySuperMarket.

2 million families and pensioners to get money off energy bills

2 million low-income and vulnerable households will get £140 off their energy bills, thanks to the Warm Home Discount scheme.

npower announces cuts to standard annual gas bill of average 5.1%

npower has announced an average 5.1% or £35 average annual reduction to its standard domestic gas tariff.

Government schemes make winter warmer for one million homes

Energy efficiency measures reach one million homes milestone - four months ahead of the March 2015 target.

What are smart meters?

The UK government plans to install a smart meter in every home in Britain over the next six years – yet there is still some confusion about what smart meters are, and how they will actually benefit homeowners.

British Gas customers would be better off saying no to 5% cut

With British Gas announcing a 5% reduction for its 8.6m gas customers, comparison site Gocompare.com questions whether it is enough to turn the tide in the energy price wars.

ScottishPower reduces gas prices by 4.8%

ScottishPower has announced a reduction in its standard domestic gas prices of 4.8% from 20th February.

Nearly half of consumers didn’t switch any of the 10 most popular financial and household utility products in 2014

Loyal consumers could be wasting billions of pounds by sticking with the same financial services and household utilities providers year after year.

January energy detox: leaner tariffs in half the time

Switching energy supplier could save many people around £300 – and some could save more – off their bills, and it’s now quicker to do than ever before.

E.ON reduces standard gas price by 3.5%

E.ON has announced it will reduce its standard gas price by an average of 3.5% with immediate effect. This is equivalent to two weeks' gas use or £24 off an annual gas bill. E.ON has also launched the UK's cheapest energy tariff, a one-year, dual fuel fixed product that is available from today and is open to new and existing customers alike.

Wholesale price cuts: energy giants struggle to match best-buy fixed deals

As energy companies fail to pass on wholesale price cuts, Gocompare.com suggests that consumers take advantage of a fixed tariff ‘price war’ to guarantee their own savings.

New Extra Energy tariffs may be a fitting end to the ‘year of the challenger energy suppliers’

Challenger energy supplier Extra Energy has made a bid to take the New Year number one spot for the cheapest dual fuel energy tariff by launching two best buy table topping deals.

Household bills cost over £700,000 in a lifetime

The average UK household will spend a staggering £713,232 on bills and living expenses over a lifetime, according to analysis by uSwitch.com.

Co-operative Energy launches UK's cheapest energy deal

Co-operative Energy gives households across the country another reason for festive cheer today as it launches the nation’s market-leading energy tariff.

Energy firms urged to offer prepay customers a ‘debt holiday’

Citizens Advice is calling on all energy companies to give prepayment customers a ‘debt holiday’ this winter.