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Energy prices falling but only for savvy switchers

With wholesale energy prices falling to the lowest levels in the past year, and accusations that energy providers are failing to pass on the fall in costs to consumers, analysis by MoneySuperMarket shows that of the cheapest energy tariffs in the market over the past six months, the majority of providers have cut prices, by as much as £189 in once instance - but only to people who are proactive and switch tariffs.

Annual household bills fall by £70 on average since last election

People pay less now for a range of utility and finance products than they did at the time of the General Election in May 2010, according to research from

Small energy providers power ahead of big six in customer satisfaction

New figures reveal a gulf in consumer satisfaction between the country’s two largest new energy providers and the traditional big six, according to’s ninth annual independent report of 5,300 energy customers.

Energy bills continue to top the list of baffling bills

Despite the introduction in the Spring, of new rules from energy regulator Ofgem requiring energy companies to simplify bills, research shows that millions of customers are still struggling to understand their electricity and gas bills.

New collective switching energy tariff takes top spot in the short term fix best buys

Extra Energy’s Saverplus Collective Jan 2016 tariff has taken top spot in the list of short term fix best buys for dual fuel customers.

Npower’s new tariff indicates a 3% drop in energy prices in under a month

Npower has launched a new tariff which is now the second cheapest short fix for medium energy users.

First:Utility’s new tariff could save customers £370 a year

First:Utility have launched a new short fixed tariff which has jumped straight to the top of the best buy tables and could save a typical energy customer £370.00 a year.

Six in ten consumers will ration energy use to deal with high energy bills this winter

Consumers would rather go without heating than pay for sky-high bills, according to new research from

One in ten gas and electricity customers are currently in arrears

According to new research, one in ten Brits are in arrears with their gas or electricity bills, owing suppliers on average, £239.

“Warm before the storm” for 21 million at energy bill breaking point

As an unseasonably warm autumn gives way to Arctic storms, MoneySuperMarket reveals millions of homes are at energy breaking point – admitting they would struggle to pay their energy bills if they went up.

Big six energy player E.ON hits back with a market-beating new tariff

Big six energy supplier E.ON has hit back at small energy suppliers’ dominance of the best buy table with a market-beating new tariff.

Big six supplier tops energy best buy table for first time this year

E.ON Energy has launched the cheapest energy deal on the market – the first time a big six supplier has topped the best buy tables this year, according to

Competition heats up as energy suppliers battle for top spot

The battle of the energy best buy tables is on, with both small suppliers and the big six cutting prices and launching new tariffs in a bid to claim the top spot, according to, the price comparison and switching service.

End of October brings energy bill hikes of up to £205

On Friday 31 October, 12 fixed energy deals will come to an end, with eight from just one supplier – ScottishPower – due to expire.

Battle heats up between small energy suppliers and big six as temperatures drop

Following months of deals by smaller energy providers undercutting the big six, there are signs of a fight back from the UK’s larger energy companies, according to, the price comparison and switching service.