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Government called to end standing charge

Government called to end standing charge Fresh calls have been made for the abolition of the standing charge on energy bills. A new survey by the campaign group Fuel Poverty Action (FPA) shows nearly 81% of customers back the idea of getting rid of the standing charge, the charge of about 44p per day on…
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UK’s swimming pools at risk due to energy crisis?

UK’s swimming pools at risk due to energy crisis? Having a splash, costs way too much cash! The latest survey by the not-for-profit body ukactive discovered that nine-in-ten public pool operators plan to cut their services in the next six months because of the rising energy bills. Nearly two-thirds also admitted they would seemingly need…
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£50m customer support package promises Octopus

£50m customer support package promises Octopus: It has guaranteed £50 million to assist customers during soaring energy bills. It is part of a comprehensive package valued at £150 million, the new contribution will have current customers on a standard variable tariff pay £50 lower than the present price cap. Octopus has also doubled its financial…
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Onshore wind decline may add £125 more to energy bills

Onshore wind decline may add £125 more to energy bills: Customers’ energy bills might take another hit if the growth of the UK’s onshore wind is stalled. The Energy and Climate Intelligent Unit (ECIU) predicts that if onshore wind remained at 20GW and did not reach the provisional target of 30GW by 2030, the 10GW…
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Energy bills forecast to remain above £2k for 2 extra years

Energy bills forecast to remain above £2k for 2 extra years: Hopes for substantial declines in the energy bills were dashed following the publication of new research that predicts the price cap will stay over £2,000 for 2023 & 2024. Professional advisor Cornwall Insight has increased its predictions for the Summer 2023 & Winter 2023/2024…
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Govt to offer energy intensive firms help

Govt to offer energy intensive firms help: The government has reported it will expand a scheme set up to assist high energy usage businesses in tackling soaring energy prices. The ‘Energy Intensive Industries Compensation Scheme’ will be extended by 3 years & the amount of support it offers will be raised. This means more than…
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3rd party gas bill charges climb year upon year by 33%

3rd party gas bill charges climb year upon year by 33%: Compared with 2021-22 prices, third party charges for household energy bills soar this year by 33% for gas & 9% for electricity. This, according to Cornwall Insight’s new analysis, suggests that the rise was driven for the most part by increases in network charges…
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Businesses facing a 250% increase in gas bills

Businesses facing a 250% increase in gas bills: Research for Cornwall Insight‘s ‘Pricing in the SME gas markets’ quarterly report has shown, that on a year-on-year basis, SME customers are facing an average gas bill rise of over 250%, based upon delivered prices. Wholesale market volatility, amongst other factors, has seen gas prices jump significantly…
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A gas supplier is appointed to a council with 17 years of unpaid bills

A gas supplier is appointed to a council with 17 years of unpaid bills: After discovering that it had not paid its gas bills for 17 years, a local council in Yorkshire appointed a gas supplier. Beverley Town Council launched an investigation earlier this month into why it does not have a gas supplier “despite using…
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A NI gas provider has announced a 34% price increase

A NI gas provider has announced a 34% price increase: Firmus energy, Northern Ireland’s natural gas supplier, has announced a 33.57 percent rise in gas pricing for consumers in the Ten Towns area. The price increase, which will take effect on February 24th, will affect around 59,000 consumers. The typical household’s costs will rise by…
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