We’ve all been there, wading through the endless phone menus, queues and scripted conversations
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Sunday 12 July 2009
Sam Laidlaw, the chief executive at Ftse 100 energy giant Centrica, has vowed that his £1.3bn hostile bid for North Sea oil and gas group Venture Production will stabilise prices for its 10 million households.
Monday 29 June 2009
Sunday 26 April 2009
Thursday 23 April 2009
The Government today signalled the go-ahead for a new generation of coal-fired power stations - but insisted they would be made to reduce their carbon emissions.
Tuesday 24 March 2009
Energy bills are set to fall for up to 10 million households after Ofgem demanded the Big Six suppliers end "unjustified pricing" for electricity and gas. The regulator said yesterday that the energy industry would have to justify all above-average charges on the basis of their costs, which should lower prices for prepayment and electricity customers.
Saturday 21 February 2009
Britain’s energy suppliers have finally started to cut their prices over the past few weeks, reflecting the collapse in wholesale gas and oil prices that has taken place over the past eight months or so.
Saturday 21 February 2009
Q. My parents bought a freezer from Comet, which was delivered in December. The old freezer was removed by Comet’s delivery men. They were told to wait 24 hours before switching on the new freezer. They were confident that the food from the old freezer would not thaw by then. But when they went to switch it on they found that the freezer had been wedged in so close to the wall that they were unable to access the plug. Comet said someone would visit to help, but turned up at a time when my parents had said they would be out.
Thursday 12 February 2009
Millions of households could be on track for lower energy bills as the last four of the big six suppliers pledged to follow the lead of British Gas and Scottish & Southern (SSE).
Sunday 08 February 2009
John Fry, the recently installed chief executive of Johnston Press, which crashed out of the FTSE 250 last year, has made his first hack at The Scotsman and Yorkshire Post publisher's estimated £450m debt burden.
Thursday 05 February 2009
GDF Suez and Iberdrola are the latest European energy giants to join forces in the hope of securing a slice of the UK's multibillion-pound nuclear renaissance.
Tuesday 27 January 2009
Firefighters tackled an "intensive" blaze today after a freight train carrying fuel derailed and caught fire.
Sunday 25 January 2009
Crunch talks on the UK's nuclear rollout programme will take place on Tuesday.
Saturday 15 November 2008
Thursday 25 September 2008
Friday 12 September 2008
Gordon Brown's £1bn package to help people cut soaring fuel bills ran into immediate controversy yesterday after electricity companies refused to rule out passing on the cost of the scheme to customers.
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
Ex-head of MI6: 'We shouldn't kid ourselves that Russia is on a path to democracy'
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests