Ignore Smaller Energy Providers at Your Cost

Last week it was announced that Ovo energy, one of the smaller independent energy suppliers in the UK was offering the only tariff on the market that comes in below £1000 per year for the average household.
This is great news for the consumer as long as they take the initiative and actually switch to a cheaper deal.…

MyBoilerService Unaffected by Heartbleed Security Vulnerability

Last week news broke of  the Heartbleed bug, a wide-reaching security vulnerability that is estimated to have hit 500,00 web servers. Our customers can be rest-assured that MyBoilerService.com is safe from Heartbleed as the library we use was not affected by the bug.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Customer Service team on 0800 080 7875.…

EDF Offers Pre-Pay Customers Fixed Deal

EDF energy announced last week that they will be offering a new 2-year fixed rate energy deal for customers using pre-pay meters. This comes in the wake of the recent announcement by SSE to freeze prices until 2016 and the recent announcement that Ofgem is referring the Big Six energy companies to the Competition and Markets Authority.…

Government Urged to Set Energy Efficiency Standard for Rented Homes

More than 30 organisations have joined together to urge the government to set a minimum energy efficiency standard for private rented homes.

The group, which includes Shelter, National Energy Action, Friends of the Earth and the UK Green Building Council, released a joint statement calling for “tough, enforceable regulations” to be introduced “without delay”, to give landlords as much time as possible to bring their rental properties up to code before an official standard is set.…

Ecotricity Announce Extension to Price Freeze

After questioning SSE’s price freeze last week, Ecotricity’s chief executive and founder, Dale Vince, has announced that the renewable energy company will be extending their current price freeze until October this year. The increase of the scheme will mark 21 months of constant energy prices for customers of the company, and is the longest period of price stability in the energy industry to date.…

Fuel Poverty Action Set to Protest British Gas

Following British Gas’ announcement in February that the company had made a £571 million profit from its residential energy supply arm over 2013, energy price campaigners, Fuel Poverty Action, have called for a protest against the company’s shareholders at their Annual General Meeting on May 12th 2014.
The ‘creative protest’, which is due to take place outside of the QE2 Conference Centre in London at 1pm, aims to encourage British Gas to ‘end business as usual and put people and planet first’ for affordable, democratic and sustainable energy, by standing up to fuel poverty, fracking and climate change.…

Will the CMA’s Investigation of the Big Six Reduce Energy Bills?

OFGEM’s recent announcement, calling for the Competition and Markets Authority to investigate whether the Big Six energy companies limit effective competition in the energy market, has raised questions as to what effect the investigation will have on the companies’ customers, and whether the result will actually benefit consumers.
How will it affect energy prices?…

Big Six Await Preliminary OFGEM Report on Thursday

Back in February 2014, Energy Secretary Ed Davey wrote to OFGEM to ask them, along with the city regulators, to conduct a preliminary investigation into the dominance of the Big Six energy companies. The report is due to be published on Thursday 27th March and has created uncertainty in the markets with SSE and Centrica shares taking a fall yesterday and Energy UK, the industry trade body issuing a robust defence of the industry.…

Thousands of households charged for a gas meter they don’t use

It has come to light in recent weeks that a number of energy companies have started charging a standing charge for gas meters that are installed in homes, even if they aren’t used. Changes to the billing system came about last year when Ofgem deemed the old two tier system to be too confusing.…

Will George Osborne Champion Energy Efficiency in the Budget?

On Wednesday 19th March, Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne will present his latest budget. What will he do to address the ever increasing problem of fuel poverty in this country?

Green taxes frozen in budget…

The Independent has reported that the Chancellor will sacrifice “green crap” as The Prime Minister was alleged to have called environmental taxes to help industry with energy bills.