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Around 2.3 million more households were told they face higher energy bills today when Scottish Power became the fourth major firm to announce rate hikes with winter just around the corner.
With energy price hikes on the cards, the battle to find the best gas and electricity rates is hotting up.
Big Six suppliers could face mandatory price controls, says Ofgem, as public anger mounts over exorbitant fuel bills
Commuters will have to fork out an average of 8% more for their rail tickets in the new year following the announcement today of last month's inflation figures.
The energy watchdog said today that it had launched an investigation into a "potentially misleading" offer by Scottish Power promoted during its last price hike.
Put the words "debt" and "free" into a search engine and you will come up with no fewer than 60,000 results most of which are are fee chargers. But from next year the debt management industry is going to find it a lot harder to suggest that its services are free in any respect.
Family of four can expect weekly food bill of £100 to increase by £5, which adds up to £260 a year
Britain's energy giants are to be investigated by the industry watchdog after it emerged that recent price hikes have seen suppliers' profit margins soar by 38%.
Q. I have had a letter from Southern Electric saying that the "social care energy tariff" that we are on is being removed, so we shall have to pay more. We are classed as low fuel users, because we have been careful, efficient and have conserved energy – and because we can't afford to spend more than we do. Now that is being used against us. Southern Electric uses as its criteria the percentage of income used for fuel. We have phoned repeatedly to challenge this, without success. I would challenge this legally, but I can't afford to. I am 59 and disabled, and my husband is 62 and self- employed and we do not get any working tax credit or housing benefit. My disability allowance goes directly to pay for my motability car. I'm having sleepless nights worrying about how we will pay for the increased fuel costs. GR, Cambridge.
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As competition heats up in the home energy market, finding the best deals can be confusing.
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