UK Energy Bills

Energy Giants To Pay Millions More For Leaving You In The Dark

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK

Regulator Ofgem has ordered energy companies SSE and UK Power Networks (UKPN) to pay an additional £3.3 million after a probe into how they handled l...

More Fracking Set For Southern Tory Heartlands

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron is set to boost extra compensation offered to communities affected by controversial "fracking" to an average of £800,000 in a bid to by...

Energy Giant SSE Enjoy Even Bigger Profits

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK

Energy giant SSE enjoyed a 9.6% rise in pre-tax profits to £1.55 billion for the year to 31 March, compared with £1.4 billion a year earlier. Me...

Energy Giants '£2bn Better Off' Due To Coalition Green Deal Cock-Up

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Politics

Energy giants are set for a £2 billion windfall over the next three years due to ministers over-estimating how deeply they needed to cut green levies...

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Defending The Banks And Now Big Energy, Why Does She Do It?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Politics

Angela Knight has forged a career on defending the seemingly indefensible, having fought for the Tories in John Major's government, then the banks jus...

Why Has British Gas Just Been Fined £5.6 Million?

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Politics

Energy giant British Gas has been ordered to pay £5.6 million in compensation and fines for blocking business from switching suppliers and failing to...

'Scottish Independence Would Hit Energy Firms'

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics

Energy secretary Ed Davey has warned that the "uncertainty and disruption" of Scottish independence would seriously affect progress in the economy and...

Miliband To Demand Immediate Energy Price Freeze

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband is set to demand an immediate energy price freeze for business and domestic customers by calling for a vote in the House of Commons next w...

Did You Know The Energy Giants Still Have Over £400m Of YOUR Money?

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK

Ofgem has called on energy suppliers to return money to former customers after finding that the companies hold more than £400 million in credit from ...

British Gas Boss Blasts Miliband's 'Not Credible' Price Freeze

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK

Ed Miliband's pledge to freeze energy prices if Labour wins the next election is "not a credible solution" for ensuring low bills, the head of British...

'Ditch The Big Six, Feel Loved Again' Says Energy Firm With V Day Price Cut

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK

Ovo Energy has unveiled a 2.5% price cut in a Valentine's Day message to consumers urging them to "ditch the Big Six" and "feel loved again". This ...

Govt Demands Probe Into Energy Giants' Massive Profits

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Politics

Energy Secretary Ed Davey has urged the energy regulator to look into the profits being made by the Big Six energy companies through supplying gas. ...

Energy Giant SSE Now Set To Make Over £1.5 BILLION In Profit

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Energy giant SSE said it was on course to pump up profits to £1.54 billion this year and increase payouts to shareholders, two months after announcin...

Lord Mandelson Gets A New Job

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Lord Mandelson has taken up a new role advising the oil giant BP, just months after criticising Ed Miliband's plan to cap electricity bills. BP co...

How Have Energy Firms Left You £150 Out Of Pocket?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Households have been left up to £150 out of pocket over the last three years by energy giants deliberately inflating the price they pay for electrici...

Energy Giants Now 'Getting Away With Green Murder'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

The Big Six energy giants have been accused of "getting away with green murder" as only two providers, British Gas and SSE, said they would pass on sa...

Npower Slashes 1,460 UK Jobs And Sends More To India

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK

RWE npower has confirmed plans to slash 1,460 jobs from its 9,600 UK workforce and transfer back office administrative work to India. The German-ow...

Energy Giants Profits Now FIVE Times Higher

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK

The 'Big Six' energy giants' profits have multiplied five-fold to more than £1 billion since 2009, according to figures from regulator Ofgem. It m...

Electricity Providers Told To Do More To Save You Money

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK

Five of the six companies that own and operate Britain's local electricity network have been told they must do more to cut costs for consumers. Ene...

Why Is nPower The Most Complained-About Energy Giant?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK

Npower has received the most complaints out of any of the "big six" energy giants, as the firm's soaring prices and poor customer service led to an in...

Here's Why Your Bills Will Continue Inflation-Busting Rises For 17 YEARS

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK

Consumers face another 17 years of above-inflation rises in utility bills as families are forced to cough up to pay for the renewal of Britain's aging...

Have The Energy Giants Got As Bad As 'Fred The Shred'?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Politics

Energy giants are facing a crisis of trust that could leave them as publicly disgraced as the banking industry was after Fred Goodwin's mismanagement ...

Why Is British Gas' Boss Not Taking His £2m Bonus?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Politics

The boss of British Gas owner Centrica has chosen not to take his bonus this year in the wake of continuing anger over rising energy bills, including ...

Energy Giants Blame Price Rises On Green 'Stealth Taxes'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Politics

Energy giant bosses blamed controversial rises in customers' bills of over 9% on green taxes in a tense confrontation with MPs of the Commons Energy a...

Explain Why You're Hiking Bills, PM Tells Big Six

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK

The energy companies should answer to their customers for the latest round of price rises, as new evidence suggests they are greater than the increase...