Energy Prices

How to claim the £400 energy bills discount
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Business Briefing

How to claim the £400 energy bills discount

Treasury committing billions to help households shoulder rising cost of living
27 May 2022
Will Rishi Sunak’s billions ease the cost-of-living crisis?
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Today’s big question

Will Rishi Sunak’s billions ease the cost-of-living crisis?

£15bn relief fund praised as ‘substantial’ and ‘welcome’ – but critics warn it doesn’t go far enough
27 May 2022
The details of Rishi Sunak’s cost-of-living crisis plan
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The details of Rishi Sunak’s cost-of-living crisis plan

New support package will be partly funded by a temporary windfall tax on oil and gas companies
26 May 2022
The arguments for and against a windfall tax
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Pros and cons

The arguments for and against a windfall tax

A one-off levy could fund measures to ease the cost-of-living crisis, says Labour
16 May 2022
Why the government opposes a windfall tax on oil and gas profits
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Between the lines

Why the government opposes a windfall tax on oil and gas profits

BP profit surge triggers renewed calls for a levy to help struggling households
4 May 2022
The countries most reliant on Russian gas
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has backed a move away from Russian gas
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The countries most reliant on Russian gas

EU energy ministers hold crisis talks after Moscow starts cutting supplies
3 May 2022
When will the cost-of-living crisis end?
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Today’s big question

When will the cost-of-living crisis end?

Outlook ‘makes for grim reading’ following historic rise in inflation
13 Apr 2022

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How to save money on gas and electricity

Top tips for bracing against ‘worst attack on living standards’ in a generation
1 Apr 2022
‘People are being economically penalised for being disabled’
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Instant Opinion

‘People are being economically penalised for being disabled’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
1 Apr 2022
How the media reported UK’s ‘unprecedented’ bill rises
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Talking point

How the media reported UK’s ‘unprecedented’ bill rises

Calls for more action from Rishi Sunak amid ‘worst attack on living standards’ in a generation
1 Apr 2022
Soaring inflation: the cost of living crunch
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Soaring inflation: the cost of living crunch

Britain’s economic prospects were dire enough before Putin’s war – ‘now they are desperate’
17 Mar 2022
How reliant is Britain on Russian gas?
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Today’s big question

How reliant is Britain on Russian gas?

Gas prices have soared by 70% in less than two weeks as Vladimir Putin threatens supply
4 Mar 2022
‘Black Thursday’ for Brits as energy bills and interest rates soar 
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‘Black Thursday’ for Brits as energy bills and interest rates soar 

Rishi Sunak pledges support after cost of living ‘double whammy’ hits millions
3 Feb 2022
Explained: what is the energy price cap?
Energy bills will increase when the energy price cap is reviewed
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Explained: what is the energy price cap?

Ofgem announces a record 54% rise in energy bills for 22m households 
3 Feb 2022
Tackling energy bills: what the pundits say
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Tackling energy bills: what the pundits say

Price shock, easing the blow and self-help
27 Jan 2022
Business and energy: firms feel the pain of surging prices
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Business and energy: firms feel the pain of surging prices

Is a windfall tax really the answer to the acute pain of energy costs?
14 Jan 2022
‘Father Christmases are struggling’
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‘Father Christmases are struggling’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
23 Dec 2021
Are higher energy bills here to stay?
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Today’s big question

Are higher energy bills here to stay?

Ofgem chief warns that more suppliers may fail amid soaring gas prices
23 Sep 2021
What the UK’s gas crisis means for customers
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In Depth

What the UK’s gas crisis means for customers

A surge in global demand for gas has left smaller energy suppliers on the brink of collapse
20 Sep 2021
Why energy prices are rising again
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The latest on . . .

Why energy prices are rising again

Soaring demand leads to wholesale gas price increases being passed on to consumers
6 Aug 2021
Energy bills: ‘big savings’ for millions of UK households
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Energy bills: ‘big savings’ for millions of UK households

Ofgem reduces the price cap due to lower wholesale energy costs following Covid-19
7 Aug 2020
The pros and cons of nationalisation
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In Depth

The pros and cons of nationalisation

Debate rages over Labour Party’s pledge to bring energy sector under government control
20 May 2019
Why energy prices are to rise for millions across UK
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In Depth

Why energy prices are to rise for millions across UK

Households on default tariffs will pay extra £117 a year on average
7 Feb 2019
Sark in the dark: why island faces electricity shutdown
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Sark in the dark: why island faces electricity shutdown

Pricing dispute between government and energy firm reaches boiling point
26 Nov 2018
Why the UK government's smart meter project has stalled
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In Depth

Why the UK government's smart meter project has stalled

National Audit Office says that with 39 million meters still to be replaced, government has no chance of hitting 2020 deadline
23 Nov 2018
UK energy price cap approved by MPs
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UK energy price cap approved by MPs

Five million households set for lower energy bills this winter
20 Jul 2018
UK companies to report energy use after Brexit
New rules will shine a light on business energy use
In Brief

UK companies to report energy use after Brexit

Government aims to cut power use by 20% over the next decade
19 Jul 2018
Frozen Britain faces winter energy crisis
UK consumers are facing a surge in gas prices as demand outstrips supply
In Brief

Frozen Britain faces winter energy crisis

Explosion at gas processing plant interrupts supply across Europe and sends prices soaring
13 Dec 2017
Why you need to switch your energy provider now
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In Brief

Why you need to switch your energy provider now

Making a change can prevent a sharp rise in your bills
19 Sep 2017
Energy customers overcharged by £102m last year
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Energy customers overcharged by £102m last year

uSwitch says billing errors and compensation delays are 'unacceptable' as it calls for clampdown
16 Aug 2017
'Urgent' energy price cap extension considered
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In Depth

'Urgent' energy price cap extension considered

Vulnerable customers could get extra help under watchdog proposals
3 Jul 2017
Npower hits out at government green schemes
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Npower hits out at government green schemes

Around a fifth of UK workforce to go after company racks up losses of £106m in 2015
8 Mar 2016
British Gas rejects claims of 'sickening' profits
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In Brief

British Gas rejects claims of 'sickening' profits

Despite making three price cuts in the past year, the UK's largest energy supplier has just reported bumper earnings
18 Feb 2016
British Gas: D-day looms large for owner, Centrica
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In Depth

British Gas: D-day looms large for owner, Centrica

Competition probe one of many challenges for utility giant, which has had to slash its dividend
6 Jul 2015
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