Fuel Bills

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.

Why We Need to Change Our Rhetoric on the Elderly

Louise Bond | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Louise Bond

I don't doubt that across the UK this winter, austerity measures and rising fuel costs will put many pensioners with limited means in a horribly difficult position. However, at the same time I don't doubt that the same difficult decision will be faced by many younger adults, and children too.

To Heat or to Eat, That Should Never Be the Question

Graham Duxbury | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Graham Duxbury

Real people are facing real agonies over whether to heat or eat. Indeed, some recipients of emergency supplies from food banks are so poor they're returning tinned goods that require cooking because they can't afford the power to heat the food.

Study Reveals Cancer Costs Average Patient £570 Per Month

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Having cancer costs the average patient around £570 a month, research suggests. Four in five cancer patients are forced to pay out the "whopping" ...

Energy Bills Putting Strain On Finances As One In Four Struggle To Pay

PA | Posted 16.01.2012 | UK

Four out of 10 people are worried they cannot afford their next energy bill, according to new research. The study, commissioned by Citizens Avice, ...

Cancer Patients 'Relying On Charity To Pay Fuel Bills'

PA | Posted 26.02.2012 | UK

Cancer patients are becoming increasingly reliant on charity handouts to heat their homes as they struggle to pay rising fuel bills, newly-published f...

One In Four Households 'Living In Fuel Poverty'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2011 | UK

A quarter of households in England and Wales are now living in fuel poverty, as the government looks set to miss its target of eliminating the problem...

British Gas Promises Simpler Bills

PA | Posted 23.01.2012 | UK

British Gas has promised to simplify energy tariffs and provide a more transparent billing system in a bid to regain the trust of its customers. ...

Energy Prices: 'Big Six' Under Little Pressure To Reform, CEO Says

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 18.12.2011 | UK

The UK has an opportunity to drastically reform its dysfunctional energy markets and improve the transparency and competitiveness of supplies, accordi...