Posts Tagged ‘energy prices’

UK inflation: Households are being squeezed

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

The annual rate of consumer price index (CPI) inflation rose from 2.3% in March to 2.7% in April – higher than consensus estimates of 2.6%. (more…)

The Switch From the Big Six: How Small Energy Providers Are Rocking the Boat

Monday, February 8th, 2016

A lack of choice can often mean that prices are not as keen as they could be; but when there is competition for your custom this is generally good news for consumers. (more…)

Is Saudi Arabia Leaving The U.S. Behind For Russia?

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

The news from the recent St. Petersburg Economic Forum, which took place from June 18 to 20, inspired a torrent of speculation on the future direction of energy prices. (more…)

Restaurant insolvencies take unexpected jump as costs rise and spending on eating out stalls

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

• Increasing energy and food prices hit struggling restaurants

• Flat lining consumer spending limits restaurants’ profitability

The number of restaurant insolvencies has jumped by 15% over the past 12 months to 747 (more…)

'Big 6' to Lose Dominance in 2019

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

The UK's 'Big 6' energy companies are losing customers to their smaller rivals at such a rate that they will control less than 50% of the residential market in 2019, according to (more…)

How to Profit from the Second Deep Freeze Headed Our Way

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Last week, North America was plunged into a deep freeze when a “polar vortex” (an extreme weather event marked by record-breaking cold temperatures and winter weather systems caused by an Arctic cold front) swept across the continent; (more…)

UK Consumers Want Government To Break 'Big Six' Stranglehold

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Fed-up consumers, disillusioned with their energy companies, are demanding that urgent action is taken to break the stranglehold of the Big Six. (more…)

UK Energy Squabbles Threat To Investment In Renewables, Says EY

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Intensified political point-scoring surrounding the energy sector leaves renewables investors in a state of heightened uncertainty, hindering high levels of announced investment from turning into reality (more…)

Co-Operative Energy Announces Price Drops

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Ethical energy provider, Co-operative Energy, has today announced that it is putting customers before profits and is reducing its prices.

The average 4.5% price increase, which Co-operative Energy announced on 18 October (more…)

SSE has warned that a power crisis risk is 'worse than feared' this winter

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

UKIP Energy spokesman Roger Helmer has commented on UK power company SSE warning that a power crisis risk is 'worse than feared' this winter. (more…)

Lucas: energy market review should address Big Six stranglehold

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Commenting on the annual energy statement, Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, accused the Government of not being serious abut breaking the stranglehold of the Big Six, (more…)

Cut The Big Six Energy Companies Down To Size, George

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

With almost 8 in 10 people worried about rising energy costs and the suppliers being hauled in front of the Select Committee to justify price hikes (more…)

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