Monthly Archives: October 2012

Are you depressed yet?

Because we are.  We have listened, read and spent many an ungodly hour giving TV and radio interviews since last week and here we are:

 

Consumers are being told that switching energy tariff is too difficult.

 

Sounds patronizing, doesn’t it? Well, that’s what Continue reading

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Government to legislate on energy prices

What has been said?
In answering a question about rising gas prices, Mr Cameron told MPs “I can announce that we will be legislating so that energy companies have to give the lowest tariff to their customers.” It is understood that the announcement arose from the Prime Minister’s concern that energy suppliers were ignoring requests to offer lower prices voluntarily. Continue reading

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SSE price hike 15 October 2012

SSE price increases kick in

From 15 October 2012, 5 million of SSE’s battered customers will be faced with the burden of having to pay an extra £100 a year to heat their homes.

Customers on a Standard tariff paying their bills by monthly direct debit will be hit with an increase of £102 (8.7%) while those paying quarterly by cash or cheque will be stung with a bigger increase of £119 (9.6%). Continue reading

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British Gas price hike

British Gas Price Increase
British Gas today (12 October 2012) became the second of the Big 6 energy suppliers to announce energy price increases.
 
From 16 November 2012, the vast majority of British Gas’ 16 million customer accounts will see their gas and electricity prices increase by 6%. This will increase average dual fuel bills by £80 a year meaning customers paying by monthly direct debit will see their annual bills rise to £1,273 while those paying by cash or cheque quarterly will see bills rise to £1,350. Continue reading

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npower price hike 2012

npower price hike (12 October 2012) comment

npower today (12 October 2012) became the third of the Big 6 energy suppliers to announce energy price increases. From 26 November 2012, the vast majority of npower’s 6.5 million customer accounts will see their gas and electricity prices increase by 9%. This will increase average dual fuel bills by £109 a year meaning customers paying by monthly direct debit will see their annual bills rise to £1,257 while those paying by cash or cheque quarterly will see bills rise to £1,352. Continue reading

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