UK Energy Companies

Labour Threatens To Shut Down Energy Firms That Rip You Off

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Politics

A Labour government would give a new energy regulator the power to revoke energy companies' licences to help protect the interests of the public, the ...

Your Energy Bill May Be So High Due To Too Much Red Tape

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK

Energy prices may have been driven so high due to the amount of regulation piling costs on energy firms and holding back competition, a group of forme...

Energy Bosses Now Risk Jail Time For Rigging Energy Prices

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Politics

Energy bosses will now face up to two years in jail if convicted of manipulating energy prices for their own gain, Lib Dem energy secretary Ed Davey h...

Energy Giants Spark Record Number Of Complaints

PA | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK

Customer complaints to the Big Six energy companies have reached the highest number in a single quarter since records began - up 15% on the same time ...

Asa Bennett

Six Wars Miliband Has Waged Against Business

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has come under pressure from two former Labour ministers to be nicer to business and not give the impression that he wants to hurt British...

Fracking 'Seriously Flawed', Warns Osborne's Dad-In-Law

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's father-in-law Lord Howell, who was forced to apologise after calling for controversial fracking to take place in the "desolate" North...

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 ...

'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 ...

Jack of All Trades, Master of None

Peter Rolton | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Rolton

The current governmental landscape betrays a belief that it is possible to run with the hare and the hounds ad infinitum when it comes to energy, and this simply isn't the case. Giving with one hand and taking with the other not only demonstrates a disingenuous attitude that further belittles trust, it also harms investment and makes us less competitive on the world stage.

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...

It's Time to Get Smart About Energy Tariffs

Peter Rolton | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK
Peter Rolton

I'm going to open with an indisputable truth: the UK suffers from an exceedingly antiquated attitude towards energy provision.With every other part of modern life becoming customisable and flexible, the sector remains as rigid as it has ever been.

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...

E.On Finally Unveils How Big Its Price Hike Will Be

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

E.On, the last of the 'Big Six' energy giants to unveil a price rise, has announced a 3.7% hike for dual fuel bills. The energy giant's price incre...

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...

The Cost of Energy: Time for a Whole New Agenda for People and the Planet

Chris Walker | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Chris Walker

Last week, EDF became the fifth of the 'Big Six' energy providers to announce an increase in energy costs for consumers this autumn. It's now a regular occurrence that energy price hikes cause anger among UK consumers, followed by stern words from political leaders.

Now It's The 'Big Seven' Energy Firms

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK

Britain's energy market is set to be dominated by a "Big Seven" as a new deal agreed by RWE npower to offload 770,000 customer accounts will effective...

Why Is Hezza Angry With John Major?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Politics

Former Conservative prime minister Sir John Major's idea of a windfall tax on energy firms, to "claw back" some of the profits they are set to make, h...

The Rise of the Big 60,000

Peter Rolton | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Rolton

Ed Davey announced today that he intends to up the competitive ante by enabling consumers to switch energy suppliers within a 24 hour timeframe, thus increasing market activity and forcing better value.

Energy Giant Breaks Ranks To Auction Electricity On Open Market

PA | Posted 11.12.2011 | UK

One of the "big six" energy companies is to offer its electricity for sale to any household supplier, it has been reported. According to the Financ...