British Gas will soon scrap standard tariffs for new customers – will this be a game-changer for the energy market?
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Over the years, we’ve shown you the huge savings you can make by haggling with telecoms providers. And our most recent survey reveals that more people than ever are doing it. (more on haggling…)
Have you switched energy providers recently? If so, did you use the Tariff Comparison Rate (TCR) to help inform your decision? Do you know what it is and how it’s designed to help you?
Last month, the Prime Minister stunned the media, the energy industry and even some of his cabinet colleagues. He promised to legislate so that energy companies have to give the lowest tariff to their customers.
What a week. The Prime Minister promised energy companies would be forced to give customers their lowest tariff; Parliament scheduled urgent questions; and Ofgem promised to reform energy tariffs.
We found only one in 10 people could identify the cheapest deal when presented with a range of standard energy tariffs. When shown the tariffs in a simpler form the number shot up to nine out of 10.
So, British Gas is set to hike its prices by 6% and Npower is increasing its prices by around 9% in November. This is on the back of SSE’s 9% price rise. Can energy companies really justify these hikes?
Our latest energy telesales investigation has found some great improvements – but Eon and British Gas are still getting it wrong, despite the latter promising to have an ‘honest conversation’ with consumers.
Because it’s Big Energy Week, we’ve asked key organisations, charities and energy companies what they think is the biggest problem in the energy market today. What will you make of their responses?
I’ve had enough. Most people I speak to about our ‘tackle tariffs’ campaign agree that energy tariffs need to be simplified across the board. So why do Ofgem’s reforms only deal with a small part of the problem?
We’ve previously asked for your help to tackle energy tariffs. Now, it seems, some suppliers are listening. Although British Gas has made a step in the right direction, we’re still a long way off simple tariffs for all.
Are you a high energy user or a low energy user? Personally I fall into the latter category. Is it right that low energy users like me have to pay more per unit compared to people who consume more?
Energy companies are giving out inaccurate information and dodgy advice to people who call up to switch, our latest investigation has found. But would you expect them to offer you the best deal?
There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but is there such a thing as free energy? If you listen to Eon there is, but scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find it might not be as good as it sounds. Surprised?