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 […]

What’s next for the Energy Industry?

With natural gas prices rocketing by more than 420%, the UK dealing with too little wind, the IFA-1 electricity cable fire and energy suppliers going out of business, what’s next for the energy industry?   The ‘energy crunch’ will affect millions Fuel poverty is not simply a trending hashtag. Millions of UK households will face […]

Government Funded Energy Discounts

We’re in an energy crisis, the Ofgem price cap has just increased and winter is just around the corner. For some, there are short-term options via government funded discounts. However, even for those not entitled to claim Warm Home Discount, Winter fuel Payment or Cold Weather Payment, it is important that you do all that you […]

Why Are There No Domestic Tariffs Available?

It is reported that more than half of UK households are on standard energy tariffs. This results in a financial headache for millions, after last week’s energy price cap by UK energy regulator, Ofgem. But why are there no domestic tariffs available? Are there any domestic tariffs options? For years, experts, media and commentators have […]

What is the Energy Price Cap?

The squeeze on household finances for millions will take hold as the latest energy price cap takes effect. But, what is the price cap and how does it affect millions of UK households?   What is the energy price cap? The energy price cap was introduced in January 2019 and set by Ofgem, the energy […]

Taking Care Of Our Social Housing Partners

Government ministers have stated that the UK will avoid the lights going out this winter. However, there is a fear that when the demand for heating increases, coupled with the end of the £20 cut in universal credit uplift, it is likely to drive vulnerable households into fuel poverty. Although recent petrol panic buying has taken […]

What is Supplier of Last Resort (SoLR)

The recent increase in wholesale global gas prices is impacting the UK, as we slowly recover from the impacts of COVID-19. These are unparalleled times in the UK energy market and it is anticipated that we will see more energy suppliers exiting the market in the coming months. At this point, Ofgem appoints a Supplier […]

Energy Suppliers Going Out Of Business

Surging gas wholesale prices have put unparalleled pressure on the UK’s gas supply in recent weeks. As a result, a number of smaller energy suppliers are going out of business. Ofgem, the UK’s energy regulator, has admitted many more could follow suit in the coming months. Which energy suppliers have gone out of business? Energy […]

The UK Energy Industry Crisis Explained

You may have seen energy crunch news headlines over the last week regarding the critical issues in the energy market. Is the UK energy industry in a crisis?   What has happened to the UK energy industry? It’s all about high gas prices and its continued role in the creation of electricity. Low volumes of […]

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