‘Utilities’ Category

SSE to pay large fine for misleading energy customers

Posted in Utilities on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 at 10:59 by Martyn Shaw.

It is difficult enough in these trying economic times for consumers to exercise prudence in their spending and debt management practices.  It can become impossible when the companies they must deal with are not behaving in a manner that is completely above board.  Such appears to be the case with the energy firm SSE, which [...]

Gas price increases fuel unrest

Posted in Utilities on Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 at 11:18 by Martyn Shaw.

According to Greenpeace, the average energy bill increased by about £150 during the past year.

Few Britons are switching energy providers

Posted in Money Saving, Utilities on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 at 10:40 by Jessica Haynes.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has released new figures demonstrating that more Britons than usual are staying with their current providers of utilities such as gas and electricity.

Energy Prices Rapidly Increasing

Posted in Credit Cards, Utilities on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 at 11:24 by Jessica Haynes.

The latest round of price increases have driven the average price of electricity up more than 11%, with gas prices increasing recently by more than 17%.

Utility Pricing Help Not Always Best for Consumers

Posted in Utilities on Friday, October 14th, 2011 at 11:39 by Martyn Shaw.

A recent investigation has revealed that six of the largest energy utilities in the UK give inconsistent and even inaccurate answers when consumers call them asking about low-cost options for gas and electricity. The energy companies surveyed included Southern Electric, British Gas and E.ON.

Preparing for More Utility Price Increases

Posted in General, Money Saving, Utilities on Friday, September 30th, 2011 at 14:15 by Jessica Haynes.

Many households have already absorbed increased costs in utilities, but can look forward to even more by the end of the year. If you are unsure just how much more your budget can stand in terms of higher costs for gas and electricity, now is the time to make some changes and find ways to keep those costs as low as possible.

Electricity and Gas Prices Increasing

Posted in General, Money Saving, Utilities on Friday, September 16th, 2011 at 10:34 by Martyn Shaw.

As more providers of gas and electricity increase rates, households face the task of determining how to manage those costs more effectively.

Dealing With Increases in Utility Costs

Posted in General, Money Saving, Utilities on Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 at 09:47 by Jessica Haynes.

According to data released by the Office for National Statistics, household utilities can be expected to continue increasing.

Fighting off the Effects of Inflation

Posted in General, Money Saving, Utilities on Thursday, September 1st, 2011 at 09:35 by Martyn Shaw.

As many households know too well, inflation has an adverse effect on the spending power of consumers.

Time to Rethink Your Mobile Phone Service

Posted in General, Money Saving, Utilities on Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 10:27 by Martyn Shaw.

As with many services, if you are a mobile phone user, it pays to compare mobile phone services from time to time.