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Should businesses jump on the smart meter opportunity?

For months (if not years), smart meters have been dominating the headlines, and finding someone who hasn’t at least heard or read about them would be difficult.

Brits out of touch when it comes to cost of everyday goods

The average Brit is out of touch about the price of everyday goods, indicating a worrying disconnect when it comes to budgeting and finances.

A review of nuclear power and predictions for future performance

Amongst the growth of the renewable energy sector and the negative coverage surrounding the industry, it hasn’t been plain sailing for the nuclear power sector of late.

Detailing the most reliable energy sources in the UK

Between 2005 and 2030, it has been predicted that energy consumption will rise by 50 per cent. This significant increase is set to be due to the nation’s growing population and their increased demand for energy.

Energy bills set to soar as fixed tariffs end

Energy bills set to soar as fixed tariffs end

New data from MoneySuperMarket, the UK’s leading price comparison site, today reveals that with 63 fixed energy deals expiring before the end of the year, hundreds of thousands of customers risk being rolled on to more expensive tariffs during the coldest part of winter, when energy usage is at its peak.

Broadband boost for businesses

Businesses to benefit from grants of up to £3000 to get gigabit broadband installed as part of a £2 million trial taking place in four areas around the UK.

Brits to spend £2.2 billion on jolly holidays over Christmas period

Brits will spend a bumper £2.2 billion on Christmas holidays this year, with one in seven (13%) going away over the festive season, according to new research from American Express.

23m households will ration their energy this winter

According to new research, 23 million households will be rationing their home energy use in a bid to save money this winter.

Energy companies talk a different language from customers

Energy companies do not “speak the same language” as consumers. This is one of the key conclusions of a major new report launched by the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR), the independent think tank, which looks at the barriers to greater consumer engagement in the energy market.

Consumers left in the dark over broadband contracts and speed requirements

Broadband providers are failing to keep customers up to date on the status of their contracts, according to new research from comparethemarket.com.

Self sufficiency

We’ve become so reliant on different types of technology to the extent where we feel we can’t live without them – even to try and better our lifestyles.

Changing the way we pay - contactless celebrates its 10th year

To coincide with the 10th anniversary of the UK’s launch of contactless technology, UK Finance has published the latest usage figures.

Consumers’ inflation concerns reached 43-month high over the summer

Inflation worries have reached their highest level since January 2014 as consumers continue to feel the impact of rising prices and sluggish wage growth, according the latest Lloyds Bank Spending Power Report.

150% increase in people leaving British Gas

Energy UK has released figures showing that the number of customers switching their electricity supplier has risen by 14% this year.

International Travel and Phone Calls

The phone you have is almost certainly a GSM device. GSM or ‘Global System for Mobile Telecommunication is a worldwide standard. It works on agreed frequencies and network standards which are identical the world over.