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Blog: Who's afraid of the direct debit?

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You often get a discount for paying bills by direct debit. But journalist Maria McCarthy prefers to stick to cash and cheques. She explains why.

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Millions set for cheaper energy deals

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Millions of households are in line for cheaper energy bills under new reforms announced by the industry regulator.

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On an energy prepay meter? Switch & save

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As of 1 November, gas and electricity prepayment meter customers who are up to £500 in debt with their current supplier will be allowed to switch to a cheaper rival.

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British Gas & npower confirm winter price rises

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Millions of British household budgets are set to be squeezed further as British Gas and npower's winter gas and electricity price hikes take effect.

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Businesses worried over rising energy prices

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The majority of businesses are worried about the rising impact of energy use on their bottom lines, a new study shows.  Read More…

How cavity wall insulation could help reduce your energy bills

How cavity wall insulation could help reduce your energy bills

Simon Kelly from Dyson Energy Services explains what cavity wall insulation is and how it could help reduce household gas and electricity bills.

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Video guide: How to cut your household energy bills

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Heat and light your home for less. Watch our video guide to cutting your household gas and electricity bills, with the Energy Saving Trust.

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Plans to simplify energy tariffs

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Last year the energy regulator slammed the industry for having hundreds of different tariffs, making it hard for consumers to shop around for the best deal. So what are the big six UK energy firms doing to simplify tariffs?  Read More…

British Gas pulls out of Which? Big Switch energy campaign

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British Gas pulls out of consumer association Which's Big Switch campaign - in which energy users band together and use their collective bargaining power to get cheaper gas and electricity deals.  Read More…

Review: The Remoska energy-saving oven

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If you often cook for just one or two people you might be wasting a lot of gas and electricity. Writer Maria McCarthy road tests an energy-efficient alternative.

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