Energy bills to fall by £122 from 1st July as Price Cap is announced

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More than 29 million households across England, Wales, and Scotland are set to see a decrease in their energy bills by £122, starting in July, after to the new price cap was announced by Ofgem, the energy regulator.  This adjustment will see the average annual energy bill for a typical household fall by 7% to […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Energy Suppliers – Government Intervention

We’re still waiting for clarity on any potential government intervention in the energy crunch, as larger energy suppliers take on new customers whose energy supplier has gone out of business. The current number stands at more than 2 million homes, but some of these will not have hedged for the additional customers. It is estimated […]

Heat Pumps – An alternative to gas boilers

On Tuesday, the government announced plans to subsidise the installation of low-carbon heat pumps as an alternative to gas boilers. From April 2022, £450m will be allocated, with 90,000 households in England and Wales receiving £5,000 grants to help them make the switch. The government has set itself a target of installing 600,000 heat pumps […]

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