Labour’s energy freeze plan rejected by MPs
Labour’s proposal to freeze energy prices for 20 months should the party win the next elections has been rejected during a vote in the House of Commons, a news report in the media has revealed.
Britain considers introducing criminal sanctions against energy companies
The recent energy price hikes announced by four of the UK’s Big Six energy suppliers have been met with discontentment and significant hostility by consumers, thus prompting ministers to take a very tough public stance against these companies.
60 percent of consumers have zero confidence in energy companies, survey reveals
The brand news Consumer Insight Tracker survey by Which? has revealed some rather disturbing facts regarding the consumers’ level of trust in the energy industry, with roughly 60% of all people who answered the questionnaire saying that they don’t trust energy firms at all.
Scottish Power energy bills to go up by 8.6% starting from December
Following the rest of the “Big Six” energy suppliers, Scottish Power has also announced that, starting with December, it plans to push up dual-fuel bills by 8.6%.
‘Big Six’ energy suppliers’ bosses to go before MPs over price rises
The UK’s six biggest energy firms will have to give evidence to MPs from the Energy and Climate Change Committee regarding their recent price hikes, a news report in the mainstream media has revealed.
Secretary of State for Energy Ed Davey defends ECO scheme, blames suppliers for energy price rises
Since all of the ‘Big Six’ energy suppliers that have announced significant price hikes thus far have partially blamed their decision on the costs associated to the Government’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, Edward Davey, Secretary of State for Energy, has decided to provide an official answer on this matter and made official the exact figures associated to the scheme.
Npower pushes up dual fuel bills by 10.4% from 1 December
Following closely in the footsteps of SSE and BritishGas, Npower, owned by Germany’s RWE, has just become the third supplier to raise gas and electricity prices over the past couple of weeks,
British Gas announces 9.2% energy price hike
British Gas, one of the UK’s largest energy suppliers, has just revealed plans to increase prices for its estimated 8 million domestic customers, with a dual-fuel bills going up by 9.2% from 23 November.