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  • Nationalising energy ‘will save us billions in the future’

    NATIONALISING energy companies would save Britons over £3 billion a year and pay for itself in 10 years, a new report revealed today. 

    According to research by the Public Services International Research Unit at the University of Greenwich, the lower cost of borrowing in the...

    Thursday 14th Apr 2016

    posted by Joana Ramiro in Britain

  • Npower staff left in the dark

    NPOWER staff facing uncertainty over their future now that their employer has belatedly come clean over its mass sackings plan are receiving the usual empty expressions of sympathy from politicians.

    Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd calls all job losses...

    Wednesday 9th Mar 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Staying with ‘big six’ energy firms costs customers dear

    by Bethany Rielly

    CUSTOMERS who stay with the “big six” energy firms could be missing out on savings of up to £400 a year, consumer watchdog Which? warns today.

    Although the six main energy suppliers have announced that prices will be lowered later...

    Friday 4th Mar 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • British Gas told to pass on savings to households

    CONSUMERS demanded that British Gas make more cuts to its domestic rates yesterday after it revealed that profits from households jumped by nearly a third last year.

    The Big Six supplier denied that its £574 million profit was a result of lower wholesale prices and said it was...

    Friday 19th Feb 2016

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • Age UK probed over Eon tariffs link

    ENERGY watchdog Ofgem and the Charity Commission launched investigations into yesterday into claims that Age UK has been pushing expensive energy tariffs to the elderly in exchange for cash.

    The Sun newspaper claimed that energy giant Eon has been paying £6 million a year to the...

    Friday 5th Feb 2016

    posted by Paddy McGuffin in Britain

  • Eon ‘shows market in energy too complex’

    AN ENERGY supplier praised for its price reductions by regulator Ofgem is another example of Britain’s “unnecessarily complicated” market, the Campaign for Public Ownership (CPO) warned yesterday.

    Eon will charge standard gas tariff customers around 5 per cent less...

    Thursday 21st Jan 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Ofgem chief calls for consumers to get lower bills

    THE BOSS of toothless energy regulator Ofgem said yesterday that “the vast majority of people” should receive lower bills because they are being overcharged by the Big Six firms.

    Companies including British Gas, Npower and EDF should pass on savings to households after...

    Saturday 16th Jan 2016

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • Npower slapped with largest fine to hit Big Six

    ENERGY giant Npower has been fined a whopping £26 million after sending out inaccurate bills to customers and failing to handle two million complaints.

    The penalty — the largest to hit one of the Big Six — will be split between charities and the worst-affected...

    Saturday 19th Dec 2015

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • Fuel customers give Big Six the cold shoulder

    FUMING fuel customers are ditching the Big Six energy giants in droves for smaller independent suppliers, according to research revealed yesterday.

    British Gas, EDF, Npower, Eon, Scottish Power and SSE have collectively lost 660,000 customers in the last year, according to analysis...

    Thursday 24th Sep 2015

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • Corbyn vows to end ‘failed’ Big 6 energy cartel and go public

    JEREMY CORBYN vowed yesterday to slash spiralling household bills by bringing Britain’s “Big Six” energy companies into public ownership.

    The Labour leadership front runner issued the warning to bosses at the “failing cartel” as he launched his...

    Saturday 8th Aug 2015

    posted by Luke James in Britain