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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fuel Poverty

Over four million households are estimated to be living in fuel poverty in the UK and are unable to afford to heat their home to an adequate temperature. The three main fuel poverty contributors to are: Low income Poorly insulated homes High fuel prices It is reported that the latest energy price cap from 1st […]

Bulb Energy – The Special Administration

Bulb Energy, which supplies more than 1.7 million customers, has collapsed and will be the first energy supplier to be placed into the Special Administration Regime (SAR). Rumours have been circulating for a while and the news has been long expected by rival suppliers after it struggled to find a buyer or financial investment. Octopus […]

Our Top Free Energy Saving Tips

There are many ways to be more energy-efficient at home and most will cost you nothing. Here are our top free energy saving tips: Heating Can you turn down your main thermostat by 1°? The recommended temperature is 18° Try a hot water bottle instead of an electric blanket, it’s cheaper and keeps you just […]

Additional Funding for Residents

Although there are government-funded energy discounts available to help during the winter months, there is also additional funding for residents, particularly those households most vulnerable and struggling with the rising cost of living. Auriga, based in the West Midlands, work with organisations to support their customers in vulnerable circumstances have partnered with the British Gas Energy Trust […]

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