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Energy firm overcharging'‘costs us £50 each a year'

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Labour claims that consumers are losing out because energy companies buy overpriced electricity from their own subsidiaries.

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Reforms to simplify energy market

  •  02 Jan, 2014
Money on a utility bill

Energy tariff changes due to come into force will help rebuild consumer trust, Ofgem claims.

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Scottish Power cuts energy prices

  •  02 Jan, 2014
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Energy firm Scottish Power is to reduce dual-fuel prices by 3.3 per cent from 31 January as it passes on savings from the government's green levy shake-up.

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Energy bosses face outages grilling

  •  31 Dec, 2013
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Hundreds of thousands of homes were left without electricity over the festive period due to severe storms - and MPs want to know why it took so long to restore power.

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Power restored to homes after storm

  •  30 Dec, 2013
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Households left without electricity following the Christmas storms have now had their power restored.

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Npower agrees £3.5m customer payout

  •  20 Dec, 2013
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Energy company npower is to pay £3.5 million to vulnerable customers after it was found to have breached energy sales rules.

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More investment in home insulation needed

  •  18 Dec, 2013
Home insulation

Fuel poverty campaigners are calling for greater investment in home insulation in order to tackle the problem.

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Brits cut back for Christmas

  •  13 Dec, 2013
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Many people in the UK are considering a frugal existence in the run-up to Christmas, according to a new survey.

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Households spending more on fuel

  •  11 Dec, 2013
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Britons are now spending more on rent, fuel and power than they are on transport, according to new figures.

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Couples' tempers flare over heating

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More than half of UK families argue about their home's temperature resulting in many spending time in different rooms, according to new research.

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