Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Government Pledge To Reduce Switching Time

The Energy Advice Line has welcomed a government pledge to reduce the time it takes to switch energy supplier to as little as 24 hours.

Julian Morgan, managing director of the price comparison, switching and advice service said the announcement was welcome as switching supplier remained the most effective way for consumers to keep their energy bills down.

The pledge follows the release of an interim report by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) last month, which found that one-third of consumers had never considered switching supplier even though those who shopped around paid less for their energy.

Monday, 17 August 2015

What Happened at the Weekend

Renewable energy was at the forefront again this weekend with news coming in all over the globe as to how we can best use this to our advtange and really make an impact. Locally, there has been a lot of news about billing mistakes and delayed billing - always double check your bill and submit frequent meter readings to minimise any mistakes on your bill.

Winter is Coming...

Winter is just around the corner so, without wanting to wish away the sun too soon, it's time to start thinking about keeping on top of your energy spend before the colder season hits. We've got a whole range of tips for you, from the simple and often over-looked, to ideas that you may not have heard of before. This is the first in our series of energy tips - stay tuned next week for our business energy edition.

Got any genius tips that we haven't mentioned? Get in touch and let us know!

Monday, 10 August 2015

What Happened at the Weekend

This weekend saw most of our energy news emerging from around the globe. The weather turning this week reminds us that winter is coming, it's time to make sure that your home or business is prepared - this will help you to avoid any unwanted costs come bill time.

Energy Companies Letting Down SMEs

The Energy Advice Line has welcomed calls by business leaders for small firms to be offered more help by energy companies to keep their gas and electricity prices down.

Julian Morgan, managing director of the price comparison, switching and advice service, agreed with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) that energy companies could reap rewards by offering more tailored support to SMEs.

“Energy costs now represent a significant proportion of a small firm’s overheads but many owners are so busy with the day-to-day running of their organisation they don’t get around to developing an energy strategy,” Mr Morgan said.

Monday, 3 August 2015

What Happened at the Weekend

A great weekend of news for renewable energy this weekend with great results from various projects, access to funding, and finding out how renewables can affect poverty. The main downside this weekend was the news about British Gas and their profits - further encouraging consumers to make sure they swith their supplier and get the best deal for their money.

Falling Bills Doesn't Mean It's Time To Be Complacent

Falling bills doesn't mean it's time to be complacent

The Energy Advice Line has urged caution following the release of new consumer data showing falling energy bills have caused consumers to feel “their richest in four years”.

Julian Morgan, managing director of the price comparison, switching and advice service, said bills were down but many fixed-term contracts were about to expire and consumers could be flipped to more expensive standard tariffs.