Someone asked me about the Climate Change Levy the other day and asked if that’s why their gas and electricity bills were high. The Climate Change Levy (CCL) is an environmental tax that was introduced in 2001 for business users. It is NOT charged to domestic customers.
The idea of the charge was to encourage business users to become more energy efficient so the UK can meet emissions targets for greenhouse gases.… More
Blaming government-imposed costs, independent energy supplier Co-operative Energy have announced that customers who are on the Co-op Energy Standard Pioneer Variable tariff will see price increases to their electricity bills from May 27th.
The price increase will mean that the Co-ops standard energy tariff will cost 18% more than the cheapest plan on the market and will mean an increase to customers energy bills by around £28 per year.… More
Figures published by UKPower.co.uk suggest that the Big Six energy companies are losing their grip on the UKs energy market, with the prediction that they will control less than 50 per cent of the residential market by 2019.
It is reported that 74 per cent of switchers are opting for the cheaper tariffs on offer from the smaller, less known energy companies such as Ovo Energy and First Utility.… More
Since January 2016, the average energy bill for a family has risen by over £50 and now sits at £1,494.00 per year.
Over the past 10 years, the average household bill has soared by a staggering 168%.
Director of consumer policy at Uswitch Ann Robinson, says;
Those in energy debt can face a catch-22. Despite knowing they could reduce their bills by moving to a cheaper energy plan, many see debt as a barrier to switching, she said.… More
There are plenty of ways to save money and live well for less.
First things first, if you’re going to get serious about saving money then the first thing you need to do is shop around for the best deal on energy. So many people are still paying way over the odds for their gas and electricity. You don’t want to be one of them.… More