An independent report into the UK water sector for the Department of Environment and Welsh Assembly has reached the conclusion that water meters need to become more commonplace in the UK to allow consumers to monitor their water use.
13th December 2009
AlertMe, the home energy monitoring service, has unveiled a tool that allows web users to see how much energy the UK is using as a whole. The AlertMe Swingometer rocks backwards and forwards as the nation increases and decreases its energy use.
08th December 2009
The UK energy regulator, Ofgem, has warned energy supply companies that households must benefit from a fall in wholesale gas prices. Ofgem said that if wholesale prices continue to fall, bills must come down in the New Year to avoid the customer losing.
07th December 2009
The average British family will save just £28 a year by 2020, less than three percent of the typical annual energy bill of £1,000. With each device costing an estimated £340 to install, it means it will take more than 12 years for the initial cost.
01st December 2009
Legal test cases at the end of this month will affect the enforceability of hundreds of millions of pounds worth of credit card debts and other loans. Five days have been set aside at the High Court in Manchester to hear 12 separate cases that will help.
25th November 2009
Insurance broker Swinton is to refund more than 350,000 customers who bought payment protection insurance (PPI) after the City watchdog found it guilty of serious failings in the way it sold the cover, it was announced today.
28th October 2009
This practice is believed to be widespread and formed part of the Competition Commission's decision to prohibit the co-sale of PPI with credit in its report published on 29/1/09, Mr Brant noted. "This point is likely to affect many thousands.
01st October 2009
The UK has a number of energy companies with combined or single plans for your heating and electricity needs. There are steps that can be applied such as closing windows, switching off radiators if rooms are not being used or when their widows.
23th September 2009
He believed "tens of thousands" of people could be affected. However, it is important to point out that just because one loan is unenforceable, it does not mean that all that particular lender's loans are.
07th September 2009
The research into energy bills shows that the average annual joint gas and electricity bill for those that have an online tariff is £1,015. But the average bill for those on a traditional standard credit tariff is £224 more expensive, at £1,239.
06th September 2009