Big Six

Does Cold Calling Actually Benefit Energy Customers?

Nash Riggins | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK
Nash Riggins

Cold callers aren't only annoying - they also tend to rip customers off big time. They're bad for PR, bad for business and bad for the industry as a whole. With any luck, regulators will bear that in mind before unleashing big energy companies back onto our streets to spoil your dinner.

Which? Calls on the Government to Get Smart on Smart Meters

Richard Lloyd | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Lloyd

By 2020, the Government wants every household in the UK to have smart meters for gas and electricity. At a time when bills are spiralling up, smart meters and the in-home displays that come with them should help people think about how much energy they are using and whether they can cut down.

Big Energy Firm Must Pay Record Sum To Vulnerable Customers

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK

Energy supplier E.ON is to pay a record £12 million to vulnerable customers after an investigation found it broke energy sales rules over a three-yea...

Ofgem Enquiry To Find Out Whether We're Being Really Screwed Over, Or Just Screwed Over

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Comedy

British people will have to wait two years to find out whether they're being really screwed over by the main energy companies, or just screwed over by...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Nick Vs Nigel, The Morning After

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Thursday 27 March 2014... 1) NICK VS NIGEL, THE MORNING AFTER It was Chairman Mao who said that, in...

Power to the People?

Caroline Lucas | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

Unquestionably, major transformation of the way the UK generates its heat and power is essential... But the long-awaited Community Energy Strategy, published this week by the Department for Energy and Climate Change, represents small steps towards that future at a time when we need giant leaps.

The Big Six Energy Hikes Are a Green Light for a Green Energy Revolution

Zion Lights | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Politics
Zion Lights

For those of us who aren't quite at that level of green commitment, changing energy suppliers is an effective yet achievable option. Starting a green energy revolution has never been easier - or cheaper.

The Energy Battleground: Labour Strides Ahead

Hugo Winn | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Hugo Winn

Mr Miliband's pledge was initially greeted with contemptuousness by the Tories. More concrete evidence of 'red Eds' inability to form coherent policy. The Tories thus aligned themselves as rational, credible and market responsible, and labour as fiscal cowboys and reckless socialists.

Energy Price Freeze Could Save HOW MUCH?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Politics

A freeze of energy prices would save the taxpayer more than £100 million in reduced bills for public services, Ed Miliband said as he led a Labour dr...

Cut the Big Six Energy Companies Down to Size, George

Richard Lloyd | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Lloyd

Four in 10 people have told us they can't reduce energy use any further as they have already cut down as much as they can. In addition, three in 10 say they don't know how they will heat their homes this winter. Now, Which? has calculated that up to £1.8bn per year could be shaved off consumer costs.

The Truth Behind Spiralling Energy Prices

Richard Lloyd | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Lloyd

Some blame the 'greedy profiteering energy fat cats'. Some have even blamed consumers for not helping themselves when it comes to cutting back on their energy use or finding the best energy deals that are out there. The truth of course is that no one group is right. The real truth is our energy market is fundamentally failing.

Customer Service is the New PR

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 04.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Ehsan Khodarahmi

In the world of digital marketing, brands measure number of visits, time spent and number of clicks; something widely referred as number crunching to analyse and evaluate user behaviour online.

Small is Beautiful for Energy Supply

Michael Edmondstone | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK
Michael Edmondstone

I have recently changed my energy supplier after staying loyal to one of the 'big six' for years. It's not that the supplier needed changing because of a gross lack of quality but, at the same time, I didn't just stay with them because they were particularly great. No, the real reason I changed is because I realised there is an alternative.

Energy Prices will be a Major Political Issue This Winter

Meg Hillier | Posted 26.11.2011 | UK Politics
Meg Hillier

This winter, we will face a gas and electricity bill crisis. Each of the 'Big Six' energy companies has put its prices up over the past few months. Come December and January, we will all start to pay.