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SSE customers to finally benefit from levy cuts

The wait is almost over for SSE customers, who will finally feel the benefit of the Government’s levy reductions that were announced almost four months ago.

Brits shell out over half a billion pounds on 08 calls each year

Mobile phone users are in the dark when it comes to the cost of making calls to 0800 numbers from their mobile phone, according to new research, conducted by YouGov.

Singletons spend £1,536 more a year than coupled-up Brits

Singletons spend more on vanity products and clothes than those of us in relationships do, a new study has found. The study of 2,000 adults found marked differences in personal spending between those in couples and those who are yet to find love.

Economy on the mend but families still feeling squeezed

The first Lloyds Bank Family Finances report reveals the disconnect between the positive economic outlook and how Britain’s families are continuing to feel financially squeezed.

UK overtakes major EU nations for superfast broadband

The UK has the highest take-up and coverage of superfast broadband among leading European economies, new figures show.

How can I lower my gas bills? Follow these five easy steps

This is a common question that we get asked a lot. With the weather changing unexpectedly, it is virtually impossible to plan your monthly usage. It used to be assumed that whereas in winter you’d use more energy, it would even out in summer with barely any usage.

Fast broadband and energy efficiency are the new ‘home essentials’

Central heating, energy efficiency and home security top the nation’s list of top 20 ‘must-have’ home features, according to new research from Gocompare.com Home Insurance, while more than half say that a good broadband connection is now an ‘essential’.

A fifth of households billed wrongly by energy suppliers

Energy suppliers have once again been named by consumers as one of the biggest culprits for getting bills wrong, according to new research from uSwitch.com, the independent price comparison and switching service.

npower customers finally benefit from 2.5% bill cut

npower customers are finally about to benefit from a 2.5% cut to their bills, following the Government’s levy reductions announced early December last year.

Consumer confidence towards UK economy continues to climb

Consumer confidence has continued its upward trend, rising six points from last month and reaching a new survey high at 129 points, according to the Lloyds Bank Spending Power Report for January.

Thames Water launches new ‘green’ wastewater treatment trial

Thames Water hopes an innovative energy-saving trial will cut the cost of treating wastewater in some of its older biological reactors by up to 50 per cent.

British Gas results show energy switching message is getting through

Commenting on the 2% drop in customers seen by the UK’s biggest energy provider, British Gas, Gocompare.com’s energy spokesperson Jeremy Cryer said:

Expiring fixed rate deals could cost energy customers £200

Energy customers coming to the end of a fixed rate deal need to compare tariffs to avoid imminent bill hikes warns MoneySuperMarket.com.

Energy companies to offer direct debit refunds to British households

Four of the big six energy companies will now automatically refund direct debits to customers who are in credit. While EON were already doing this, negotiations chaired by Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker have resulted in EDF, British Gas and SSE plus First Utility following suit and passing consumers money back to them.

EDF Energy to automatically refund credit to customers

EDF Energy has announced that it will give direct debit customers a full annual refund of any credit built up on their energy account.