New research suggests that even those in work are struggling to find the funds to heat their homes.
Personal Finance Editor Simon Read discusses TalkTalk and cyber security; how to save £260 by switching banks; why you should help older friends and neighbours get a new energy tariff: and stocking up on wine for Christmas
Energy network manager points to low spare capacity over winter months
Mark Group and Climate Energy, two of the UK's leading renewable energy companies, went into administration within hours of each other.
Study says the move has had a 'significant impact on investor confidence'
This millennium, Britain’s dragonfly contingent has been in the throes of revolution. Several sparkling species have crossed the sea to start colonising the UK. In this ambitious itinerary, you might see up to seven magnificent dragonflies unknown in Britain two decades previously.
The 22-year-old is being treated in hospital after the incident on Wednesday night
Jobs and wages will be the main battleground of November’s mid-term elections
Govenment warns regulator will be scrapped if it fails to reduce gas and electricity bills for consumers
Caroline Flint, the shadow Energy Secretary, threw down the gauntlet to the big six energy companies yesterday, accusing them of over-charging customers and challenging them to close down their retail arms if they were unhappy with their profits.
Cuadrilla, the fracking company responsible for a series of earth tremors around Blackpool in 2011, has withdrawn applications for permits to frack in Lancashire after problems surfaced relating to the disposal of radioactive waste.
Ministers are reportedly reviewing laws that would allow fracking to be carried out underneath houses without the permission of the owners.
Ed Balls could consider increasing the top rate of tax to 55p or even 60p if he became Chancellor, former Trade minister Digby Jones claimed today.
There are rumours that the Queen’s Speech has been delayed because of a lack of interesting policies to put forward in a legislative programme.
Shadow Chancellor would shift the burden of the deficit to the rich, raising £10bn in three years