Support with your Energy Bills

Energy support for residents in 2023 This instructional piece was written in July 2023 and will be updated accordingly with any updates with latest information regarding support for residents. Every home should be a warm and safe place, in last year’s Fuel Poverty Awareness Day, it highlighted that support is required for more than 4 […]

April 2023 Energy Price Cap and Price Guarantee Explained

What is the difference between the Energy Price Cap and the Energy Price Guarantee? It’s very easy to be confused as to the significance of today’s Energy Price Cap announcement from Ofgem, so let’s simplify things so we know exactly how today’s price cap news affects us as consumers. Ofgem announced today that the new […]

Why am I paying more than the energy price cap?

Many of us have seen the price cap being described over the last 12 months, however the energy price cap has been in place since January 2019. Originally, the energy price cap was designed to protect consumers who didn’t engage with the energy market and shop around for deals. Many would shop around and find […]

Energy Price Freeze Expectations

Britain’s new Prime Minister, Liz Truss, has met with energy firms and her cabinet this week to address the current catastrophic rises in energy costs for UK Households. We understand that mainland UK energy prices will be frozen in the hope to reverse the planned 80% hike in the current price cap (currently £1,971 p/y […]

Energy Price Cap is to rise by £693

Ofgem, the energy regulator, has today announced that the energy price cap is to rise by £693. The 54% increase, coming into effect in April, will result in energy bills increasing to £1,971 a year and affect around 22 million customers on standard tariffs. In an Ofgem energy price cap press release, Jonathan Brearley, chief […]

Top 7 things about the Energy Price Cap

With the current energy crunch putting a strain on finances for millions of UK households and with the energy price cap announcement due next week, we give you the top 7 things about the energy price cap.   What is the energy price cap? The energy price cap sets a maximum daily amount (what you […]

Welsh winter fuel payments are set to double to £200

Welsh winter fuel payments are set to double to £200, to help low-income households to pay their fuel bills. The welcome news comes after warnings that households should expect a significant hike in the energy price cap, to be introduced in April. It is expected that typical energy bills could increase by around 50%, taking […]

Implications the Russia-Ukraine hostility could have on the UK energy market

Back in June last year, when Ukraine caused a stir in Russia after unveiling its Euro 2020 football kit, little did we realise the implications the Russia-Ukraine hostility could have on the UK energy market.   Ukraine’s football kit The Ukraine football kit, released days before the tournament, incorporated a border map that included Crimea, […]

Should VAT on gas and electricity be cut?

Households have been warned that they face an energy bill ‘double whammy’ this year. The expected big rise in April and October, has raised the question, should VAT on gas and electricity be cut?   Prices rising In December, Dame Clare Moriarty, Citizens Advice Chief Executive, said: “Energy customers are facing a multibillion-pound bill, in […]

Households Face a Big Rise in Energy Bills

Damming analysis from retail energy advisors, BFY Group has warned that households face a big rise in energy bills in April. The report, commissioned by Citizens Advice concludes that “Ofgem allowed unfit and unsustainable energy companies to trade with little penalty.” Wholesale gas prices may have steadied recently, but with more supplier failures expected, it’s […]

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