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Collapsed: but threats to pick up the bills from these energy companies continue

Collapsed: but threats to pick up the bills from these energy companies continue

Debt collectors are still sending out demands for unsubstantiated ‘final’ sumsYour article “Pay Up or Else” reported that customers of the defunct Extra Energy are being threatened over
Energy bills: switch now to save more than £300

Energy bills: switch now to save more than £300

With energy prices rising over winter, it is the perfect time to lock into a better dealIf your bank balance is suffering the post-Christmas blues and you have not switched gas and electricity tariff
Britons paying 40% more for energy than in 2015, analysis reveals

Britons paying 40% more for energy than in 2015, analysis reveals

Price rises have far outstripped inflation with dual fuel bills said to cost on average £1,813 a yearEnergy bills have risen by 40% in five years, taking average UK household costs up to a record of
Top financial resolutions if you want a prosperous new year

Top financial resolutions if you want a prosperous new year

With Brexit rumbling on and economic challenges ahead, here are some suggestions for making the best of 2020A year of political chaos, continued low interest rates, mushrooming online fraud, a weak
Energy bills for millions of households to fall after gas prices halve

Energy bills for millions of households to fall after gas prices halve

Market prices plunge in Europe after record high gas imports from US, Russia and Qatar Millions of homes can look forward to lower energy bills in 2020 after the market price for gas fell by half in
Pay up or else threats over unexplained Extra Energy bills

Pay up or else threats over unexplained Extra Energy bills

The figures couldn’t be substantiated but I still received demandsI have just received a final demand for £1,258.66 from the administrators for Extra Energy – my former gas and electricity provider,
British Gas owner wins high court fight over energy price cap

British Gas owner wins high court fight over energy price cap

Centrica challenged regulator Ofgem over how it calculated cap on energy pricesCentrica, the owner of British Gas, has won a court battle with the energy regulator after the watchdog made an 11th-hour
UK inflation at three-year low of 1.5% as energy prices fall

UK inflation at three-year low of 1.5% as energy prices fall

Heavy discounting at furniture stores also helps pull down rate from recent peak of 3.1% in 2017Inflation fell to 1.5% in October, its lowest level in three years, pushed down by heavy discounting at
UK inflation at three-year low of 1.5% as energy prices fall

UK inflation at three-year low of 1.5% as energy prices fall

Heavy discounting at furniture stores also helps pull down rate from recent peak of 3.1% in 2017Inflation fell to 1.5% in October, its lowest level in three years, pushed down by heavy discounting at
I need help trying to plug into the costs of charging electric cars

I need help trying to plug into the costs of charging electric cars

Should I do my research into tariffs before I get the car or get the car first?Like a lot of car owners, I’m thinking about replacing my diesel car with one powered by battery. I’ve identified a model
Labour plans to make 27 million homes energy efficient

Labour plans to make 27 million homes energy efficient

Party claims Warm Homes for All would allow low-income households to apply for grants for renovationLabour is claiming to have drawn up plans for the biggest overhaul of housing since the second world
Energy bills: how to save money – and fight  the climate crisis

Energy bills: how to save money – and fight the climate crisis

What can you do to keep warm and protect the environment while also lowering your costs? Cost: £350 or less Potential saving: £15-£135 a year, depending on existing insulation level Continue
What temperature should I set my central heating?

What temperature should I set my central heating?

My partner and I argue over whether we should turn it up or just put on another jumperEvery week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of
Energy suppliers to face tougher financial checks

Energy suppliers to face tougher financial checks

Ofgem considers barring fast-growing UK firms from taking on too many customersEnergy suppliers could be blocked from taking on too many customers under proposals designed to ensure fast-growing
Energy watchdog accused of stalling electric vehicle rollout

Energy watchdog accused of stalling electric vehicle rollout

Scottish Power boss says UK regulator needs reform after refusing upgrades to cope with e-vehicle demandThe energy regulator has been accused by Scottish Power of hindering the UK’s electric vehicle
Phantom debts that have come to haunt energy customers

Phantom debts that have come to haunt energy customers

Bills for thousands are being sent out by Extra Energy, which ceased trading last yearLast month Michael Jennings received a text and a final statement, both on the same day, informing him that his
Green Star Energy won’t switch off fraudulent account

Green Star Energy won’t switch off fraudulent account

The firm’s slogan is ‘take back control’, but I can’t stop it sending debt collectorsI have had ongoing issues with Green Star Energy. When my bank detected fraudulent activity on my account, Green
Centrica to use customers' hot water tanks to stop blackouts

Centrica to use customers' hot water tanks to stop blackouts

British Gas owner to harness smart appliances to help balance National GridCentrica, the owner of British Gas, plans to use its customers’ hot water tanks to create a virtual power plant which could
Electricity and gas bills: now is the time to switch energy supplier

Electricity and gas bills: now is the time to switch energy supplier

Getting a new fixed-price tariff before winter begins could save you £290 a yearThe experts are in agreement: now is the moment to grab a new fixed-price gas and electricity tariff in time for the big
UK blackout: MPs to question energy regulator's role

UK blackout: MPs to question energy regulator's role

Official documents show Ofgem has known for 10 years that new safeguards are needed The energy industry regulator is to be hauled before a committee of MPs to face questions over its role in last