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Economy Energy stops trading days after being banned from taking on new customers

Economy Energy has stopped trading, leaving 235,000 customers waiting for a new energy supplier. If you’re an Economy Energy customer, find out what to do now, if you’ll get your money back and read advice for pay-as-you-go customers.

Top five cheapest energy deals for January 2019

With the energy price cap now in place, Which? reveals that you could still save £259 per year by switching gas and electricity supplier. See the five cheapest energy and find out why some green energy suppliers won’t be cutting prices.

Economy Energy is banned from taking on new customers

Economy Energy is banned from taking on new customers by Ofgem until it resolves customer service, billing and payment problems. Use Which? research to find a gas and electricity with fair prices and good customer service.

Npower and SSE merger called off

SSE and Npower’s planned merger has been scrapped. SSE said challenging market conditions, the energy price cap and market conditions are to blame. Use Which? research to find the best energy company for you.

Top five cheapest energy deals for December

Eon is offering one of the cheapest deals this month, alongside Octopus Energy and smaller suppliers. Find out if you could save £378 per year on energy bills, plus which cheap gas and electricity firms have gone bust in 2018.

Revealed: the quickest way to contact your energy company

Find out whether it’s fastest to call your energy company or use its live chat, plus how long you’d expect to wait for a reply to an email. Which? investigated 38 gas and electricity companies to find the fastest customer responses.

The big energy firms which keep you hanging on the telephone

How long do you have to wait to speak to your energy company? Exclusive undercover Which? research reveals the fastest – and slowest – gas and electricity firms on the phone, live chat and email. British Gas, EDF, Npower included.

Energy firms are running out of time to meet 2020 smart meter rollout deadline

According to Which?'s analysis large suppliers are behind schedule, having installed only 11 million smart meters to date, just under a quarter of existing meters that could be replaced. The government has also announced the expected savings for installing a smart meter has more than halved, dropping from £26 to £11 a year.

Will your energy bill rise this winter?

Energy wholesale prices are rising and many gas and electricity firms have increased prices already in 2018. Will your energy bill rise again this winter and, if it does, what are you paying for and how do companies set their prices?

Top five cheapest energy deals for November

Wholesale energy prices are still rising. You need to know the cheapest gas and electricity deals for winter 2018 to make sure you’re not overpaying for energy. Compare gas and electricity prices to switch to the best deal for you.

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