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How good is your energy supplier’s customer service?

Friday, June 3, 2016

Often when we choose our energy supplier we pick the one that is cheapest.  Only when something goes wrong and we try to contact our supplier do we think about customer service.  But, how does your energy supplier rank when it comes to customer service? New data from the Citizen’s Advice shows how energy suppliers […]

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Where is the most expensive place to live for energy?

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Is it a post code lottery? Have you ever wondered why, when you are doing a price comparison for your energy, you are asked to enter your post code?  You are probably thinking ‘I just want to find the cheapest supplier surely it doesn’t matter where I live’? Unfortunately it does. If you use gas […]

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Why your energy bill will probably never be £0.00

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

So the basic logic of energy saving is that the more energy you save, the more money you will save too. This statement is true. But, it is quite interesting that if like millions of other households in the UK on standard energy tariffs that you reduce your energy usage by 25% you won’t save […]

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Spring Clean your Energy Bill

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Winter has been and gone and your your energy bills may well have caused your face to contort and your buttocks to clench. Then you see your smug neighbour who has a toasty house with “hardly any heating” he says! Apparently all his home improvements came trumps this winter “practically paying for themselves” he says! Make […]

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How I earned £2925.08* per hour

Friday, February 27, 2015

*kind of. Calm down! Don’t worry, I am not trying to scam you, and everything I did was perfectly legal. To earn this huge amount of money you might think that maybe I have become a professional footballer or involved in some illegal business activity.  I didn’t.  I simply switched energy provider. Being proactive pays […]

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Guest Blog – The most effective energy saving device is also free – David Sorsby, LiveLight

Sunday, November 9, 2014

David is the founder of LiveLight.org.uk.  LiveLight offers tools, support, money-saving deals, and recommendations to get debt free and fight climate change. Are we crazy? My next door neighbour – let’s call him ‘Old Vic’ – has had his central heating on continuously since we moved into our house eight years ago. When we are […]

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Together we can save!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

When we talk about The Energy Community we often talk about how ‘collectively’ we can learn from each other on how to save energy: exchanging tips, advice and stories.  But, there are other ways that together we can save too…may I introduce the idea of ‘collective switching’. The idea of saving money by switching provider […]

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Become a tax dodger and save on your bills!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Before you ring the police or Revenue and Customs and report me for tax evasion, I use the term ‘tax’loosely.  The Daily Mail recently lambasted Ed Davey, the cabinet minister for the Department of Energy and Climate Change, for dodging tax that is charged on the majority of domestic energy bills.  Before we all march […]

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Bill Breakdown

Monday, September 1, 2014

Over the past few years there has been increasing coverage in the news about energy bills: prices going up, social subsidies, green subsidies, wholesale prices, profit margins…to name but a few. Often when we get our energy bill, be it gas or electricity, we are drawn to the headline number that which we have been […]

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Ofgem Bill Changes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Does your bill look a little bit different? You may think that the only part of your bill that has changed in the last year is that the amount that you owe for electricity or gas. But, this is not so. Ofgem, the electricity and gas market regulator, has enforced some changes on suppliers to […]

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GB Energy Supply ceases trading – Guide for customers

GB Energy Supply, one of the newest, and in the past cheapest energy suppliers, has ceased trading.  160,000 customers, have been attracted to the company over the past couple of years because of their market leading cheap energy prices (and I count myself as one of these). DO NOT PANIC! The company and Ofgem have […]

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