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  • Ofgem energy price cap is ‘cold comfort for poor’

    OFGEM’S announcement of savings of up to £19 on annual fuel bills for prepayment customers yesterday was dismissed by campaigners as “cold comfort” for the elderly and vulnerable.

    The energy regulator will lower the price cap on October 1, cutting the average...

    Tuesday 8th Aug 2017

    posted by Will Stone in Britain

  • Networks ‘must return unjustified profits’ of £7.5bn

    ENERGY networks have rinsed £7.5 billion in “unjustified” profits from customers, a charity revealed yesterday as it demanded the money be paid back.

    Citizens Advice accused Britain’s toothless energy watchdog Ofgem of allowing networks to make billions in...

    Thursday 13th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • The big six rip-off artists

    RUBBER-TOOTHED energy watchdog Ofgem and the government are going through their annual hand-wringing ritual of expressing concern over planned price rises imposed by gas and electricity corporate vultures. Npower, a subsidiary of German transnational RWE, plans to push up electricity tariffs...

    Saturday 4th Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Energy watchdog proposals mislead customers

    ENERGY watchdog Ofgem was accused yesterday of “tinkering over the pretence that a free market is possible” in the energy supply industry.

    General union GMB criticised Ofgem’s proposal to go ahead with introducing a price cap on pre-payment meters, saying it gave the...

    Thursday 4th Aug 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Markets watchdog blockaded over energy ‘whitewash’

    PROTESTERS blocked the entrance to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) yesterday, accusing the watchdog of whitewashing energy companies’ overcharging of customers to the tune of £1.7 billion.

    The CMA called its probe “the most comprehensive investigation into...

    Saturday 25th Jun 2016

    posted by Joana Ramiro in Britain

  • Hot air from British Gas

    ENERGY union GMB is right to believe that its members working for British Gas and its parent Centrica should be in line for a good pay rise.

    The massive profits gouged out of domestic consumers by the six-company cartel that dominates Britain’s energy market could well fund...

    Friday 19th Feb 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • 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

  • Sleeping with the Big Six

    PM blasted for cosying up to energy giants

    Tuesday 2nd Jun 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • A record of robbery

    RECLAIM the Power has reminded Britain's big six energy companies that, just because the Tories won the general election, this does not mean that their atrocious record has been forgotten.

    Big six cartel members cited Ed Miliband's pre-election price freeze pledge to explain why they...

    Tuesday 2nd Jun 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial