Tag: energy bills

How does infrastructure spending impact your bills?

by , Campaigns Officer Energy & Home 14 January 2015
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Infrastructure illustration

Many of us have noticed the impact of rising essential bills like energy. New private spending on infrastructure will push bills up further, and we’re concerned no one is making sure it's affordable. (more on infrastructure spending...)

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Who switched energy suppliers in The Big Switch and why?

by , Researcher at UEA Energy & Home 9 January 2015
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a big switch on red background

In 2012 Which? and 38 Degrees launched the UK's first and largest collective energy switch. With 145,000 people taking part, this provided a unique opportunity to analyse real life switching decisions. (more about The Big Switch...)

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Ofgem: Why energy regulation must focus on consumers

by , Ofgem Energy & Home 16 December 2014
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Pound coins on energy prices

At a Which? event, Ofgem’s chief Dermot Nolan outlined his vision for getting customers involved in the energy market. In this guest post, he explains more about this vision. (more from Ofgem...)

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Confused between wood burning stoves & underfloor heating?

by , Online Home Writer Energy & Home 4 December 2014
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Feet in front of fire

Wood burning stoves or underfloor heating? To solve this mystery I waded through reams of information and spoke to tons of installers. But, does it need to be so confusing, and can it save you money? (more about heating...)

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Brief cases: has your energy bill ever been recalculated?

by , Which? Lawyer Energy & Home 23 November 2014
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Woman reading bill looking shocked

Which? Legal member Ian Walker came to us for advice after his energy firm tried to recalculate his bill and charge him extra. Has your energy supplier ever changed your bill? (more about energy tariffs...)

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Is your energy supplier failing to explain a ‘simple’ tariff?

by , Campaigns Manager Energy & Home 19 November 2014
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Word 'energy' in bulb

Have you switched energy suppliers recently? If so, did you use the Tariff Comparison Rate (TCR) to help inform your decision? Do you know what it is and how its designed to help you? (more about energy tariffs...)

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Do you keep your tech on standby?

by , Senior Technology Researcher Energy & Home 17 October 2014
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TV standby button

This week an Energy Saving Trust report hit the headlines with the claim that households could save £1.7bn a year by switching off appliances in standby. (more about tech on stand-by...)

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Are you paying more but using less energy?

by , Senior Statistician Energy & Home 17 October 2014
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Energy prices up

Ever get the feeling that despite reducing your energy usage your bills aren't get any smaller? Well, it’s not just you - our research shows we’re paying an average of £410 more a year compared to a decade ago. (more on rising energy costs...)

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The Government must urgently cut smart meter roll-out costs

by , Campaigns Officer Energy & Home 7 October 2014
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Energy meter

Have you had a smart meter installed in your house? The official roll-out’s due to start next year, but we’re concerned about the £10.9bn cost. That’s why we’re calling on the Government to urgently cut costs. (more about smart meters...)

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Are we paying a fair price for our energy?

by , Campaigns Manager Energy & Home 12 September 2014
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Fair energy illustration

Has autumn's arrival prompted you to think about your energy bills? At Which?, we're renewing our efforts to tackle the UK's energy issues and have launched a new campaign to get you a fair price for energy. (more on fair energy pricing...)

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Is your cash held in a closed energy account?

by , Conversation Editor Energy & Home 11 September 2014
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Pound coin on gas hob

The Big Six energy suppliers have taken up Ofgem’s challenge to refund their customers more than £153m held in closed accounts. Are you owed money by an energy supplier? (more about energy cash...)

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Loyalty to your insurer could cost you dearly

by , Money Researcher Money 16 August 2014
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Man with hand on heart

Last month I asked whether loyalty pays when it comes to buying key services, like insurance. We’ve now crunched the numbers to find out whether loyalty really does pay or not… (more about loyalty...)

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Success! Ofgem refers energy market for full investigation

by , Campaigns Manager Energy & Home 26 June 2014
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Coin on gas flame

In a win for our Fix the Big Six campaign, Ofgem today referred the energy market to the Competition & Markets Authority for a full market investigation. What changes do you want to see in the energy market? (more about Ofgem's announcement...)

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Would a :-) or :-( convince you to save energy?

by , Campaigns Officer Energy & Home 25 June 2014
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Smiley face on box

Even when the weather's hotting up, you can’t keep energy costs out of the news. The latest development is a study of 540 homes which found a smiley face can help people save energy. Confused? Let me fill you in. (more about smileys...)

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