Conservative Party Energy price cap – The facts

So, we find ourselves facing an unexpected ‘snap’ general election  Over the coming weeks I intend to look at the manifesto’s of the main parties (lucky me!) to see what they propose in relation to energy policy and find more about the Conservative Party’s proposed energy price cap. I want to see how these proposals […]

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Void Energy Management

Void Energy Management

by 19 April, 2017 0

What is Void Energy Management?   Social Landlords use void energy management to ensure energy supplies are restored on day one of the void period. A complete void energy management service will reduce, and sometimes completely eliminate energy spend during the void periods. A complete and correct void energy management service will ensure tenants move into their new property […]

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Smart meters, smart choices – Working with the WM Housing Group

The UK’s largest infrastructure project in our lifetime is underway. The Smart meter roll out is an ambitious programme to replace all 53 million UK household and small business Electricity and Gas meters by 2020. Over 5 million Smart meters have already been installed by a selection of energy suppliers up and down the country […]

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Who is actually focused on the customer?

There has been a lot of change in the domestic energy market recently, but I have to say I find myself asking, “For whose best interest have these changes been made?” The UK’s domestic energy market is competitive, there is a wide variety of choice and prices available, there are multiple options for preference in […]

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The prepayment price cap

The music has stopped, the results are in, how did they land? Last year the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) completed their two year investigation into the UK domestic energy market amongst the remedies suggested. The CMA introduced the idea of a price cap for prepayment meter (PPM) customers. I am sure most of you […]

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Further prices increases…

As you might imagine I like to ensure I pay as little for my own Electricity (I don’t have a Gas supply) as I can. I like to keep a close eye on available tariffs for advising others and as I would advise everyone to switch suppliers every 12 months to the cheapest fixed price […]

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Price increases and how to avoid them

by 16 March, 2017 0

This week sees SSE become the latest ‘Big Six’ supplier to announce double digit price increases http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39253699 they follow Npower on the 3rd of Feb http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38852517 Scottish Power on the 10th Feb http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-38930236 and Eon on the 7th of March http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39192297 British Gas have promised not to raise their prices until later in the year, […]

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Have You Heard of the 49 Day Rule?

by 07 March, 2017 0

Have you heard of the 49 day rule? I saw this article in the news this week and I was both surprised and disappointed. Surprised to hear that behaviour like this is still occurring and that some of the largest energy suppliers in the UK are perpetuating it and disappointed, not only in their questionable […]

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Ofgem’s guide to Standard Variable Tariffs

by 07 March, 2017 0

2017 Sees the launch of Ofgem’s guide to Standard Variable Tariffs (SVT’s). SVT’s are the default energy tariffs which new movers are automatically placed on. Although ‘standard’ sounds fine, almost average even, nothing could be further from the truth. SVT’s are generally the most expensive energy tariffs in the market and energy companies rely on […]

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