Energy bills may have to increase by £30 a year in order to ward off winter blackouts as Britain faces a power crisis, MPs have warned.
Customer switching between energy companies has hit a four-and-a-half year high but two-thirds of all households remain on the most expensive tariffs, Ofgem figures show.
The UK's energy watchdog has dropped its case against SSE after accusing the firm of abusing its market position and stifling competition in the electricity connections market.
Almost 2.5 million households already owe their energy companies an average of £120 as winter begins, according to a survey.
Ofgem is to press ahead with proposals to introduce a price cap on pre-payment meters, the energy industry regulator has announced. The watchdog’s response follows a report published by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in June - which set out ways in which the market could be improved for customers. On Wednesday, Ofgem said it would work closely with suppliers to help “disengaged customers” who remain on expensive tariffs.
A Government decision to award £175 million in public subsidies to support diesel power will mean family energy bills go up, Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has admitted.
Energy customers are facing a potential “Halloween horror” from rocketing bills - as 12 fixed dual fuel deals are due to expire at the end of October.
Your energy supplier might be offering other customers a far cheaper deal and not telling you about it.
Trust in energy companies is at an all-time low in Aberdeen.
The UK Government is set to announce plans to reduce subsidies for household solar electricity this week -- with fears the payments could be slashed by half.