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Ed Davey wants 24 hour energy switching to be a reality

Ed Davey wants 24 hour energy switching to be a reality

Energy Secretary Ed Davey says that he wants consumers to be able to switch energy companies within 24 hours. Speaking to parliament in his annual energy statement today, he said that reducing the time it takes to switch energy companies ...

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Goverment report shows that collective switching saves consumers £2.7m

Goverment report shows that collective switching saves consumers £2.7m

According to a new government report, collective switching schemes are saving consumers a great deal on their energy bills. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has found that participating households had saved a total of £2.7 million across ...

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Consumer Futures chief executive leaves to head debt advice charity

Consumer Futures chief executive leaves to head debt advice charity

  Chief Executive Mike O’Connor announced last week that he is leaving his post at Consumer Futures to head a debt advice charity in the new year. The debt advcie charity is called Step Change and it helps people that ...

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Thousands left in the dark as storm hits UK

Thousands left in the dark as storm hits UK

The “St Judes Day” storm lashed across parts of the UK today, described as the worst storm in decades. Many commuters are still facing the consequences of a day of cancelled rail services, due to fallen trees and debris on ...

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Scottish Power price rise proves review into the energy market is necessary

Scottish Power price rise proves review into the energy market is necessary

Consumer watchdogs have said that the price rise by Scottish Power shows that the prime minister’s review into the energy market is needed. Out of the big six, four have announced price rises of over 8%, with the Co-operative Energy ...

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Big Six bosses called to committee of MPs to explain reasons behind price hikes

Big Six bosses called to committee of MPs to explain reasons behind price hikes

The big six energy bosses were called to face a committee of MPs to give explanations on the latest price increases. The Energy and Climate Change Committee (ECCC) have asked the major companies to meet before parliament on the 29th ...

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Sizewell C a step closer to getting the go ahead

Sizewell C a step closer to getting the go ahead

The new Sizewell C nuclear power plant is today a step closer tonight after a deal has been made for Hinkley Point C, after months of negotiation. The government has finally given Hinkley Point C in Somerset the green light ...

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Social Media “car crash” for British Gas

Social Media “car crash” for British Gas

          Using social media to connect with your customers might seem like an excellent way of communicating with them, but today British gas seem to have learned the hard way that your customers have a habit ...

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Green Deal falls short with only 1% conversion rate

Green Deal falls short with only 1% conversion rate

During September 13,967 households were assessed for their energy efficiency under the government’s scheme, a total of 85,177 since it’s launch. Out of the 505 that signed Green Deal plans, only 57 had measures installed by the end of the ...

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New Water minister expected to be named as Dan Rogerson

New Water minister expected to be named as Dan Rogerson

In last week’s reshuffle Liberal Democrat MP Dan Rogerson was promoted fom the backbenches to a ministerial role within Defra, alongside Tory MP George Eustice. Eustice was initially named as the new water minister on the website, but it has ...

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