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Can we save on fuel bills by swapping energy companies?

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Chris Huhne claims UK energy prices are 'relatively good'

Post by astradt1 on Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:14 pm

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The Energy Secretary Chris Huhne today claimed householders in Britain were enjoying 'relatively good electricity and gas prices' compared to other countries, amid fresh warnings that electricity bills are to soar by another £300.

Speaking ahead of a government summit with the 'Big Six' power firms, Mr Huhne also reminded consumers energy companies 'are not the Salvation Army, they are trying to make profits for their share-holders'.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2049916/David-Cameron-reads-riot-act-energy-giants-electricity-bills-soar-300.html#ixzz1b3WVUsgU

Right so the bloke who is meant to 'try' and get energy companies to help hard pressed customers a better deal thinks we already have quite good at the moment......

Ther government keeps going on about insulating homes but there must be a limit to how much we all have......the same with double glazing and with the possible offer of a grant which can be 'put towards' the cost of replacement will still mean that there will be a cost to the customer who is already cutting back on spending due to a lack of spare cash.........
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Re: Can we save on fuel bills by swapping energy companies?

Post by oftenwrong on Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:56 pm

The newspapers are full of Tory propaganda saying that the number of claimants for JSA is falling. Now you can see why.

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Re: Can we save on fuel bills by swapping energy companies?

Post by stuart torr on Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:41 pm

This government is bloody well disgusting, I know I will have my meeting coming up soon, but I'm taking my solicitor with me.
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Re: Can we save on fuel bills by swapping energy companies?

Post by Phil Hornby on Tue Sep 23, 2014 2:31 pm

It may be my imagination but, on those rare occasions when I ask to see my solicitor, he appears to pat his wallet fondly when I walk into his office... Shocked

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Re: Can we save on fuel bills by swapping energy companies?

Post by Phil Hornby on Tue Sep 23, 2014 2:33 pm

Save cash on heating bills this coming Winter- burn a Tory...! cheers
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Re: Can we save on fuel bills by swapping energy companies?

Post by stuart torr on Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:10 pm

not mine Phil, worked with me for years. Laughing
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Energy saving -v- money losing

Post by oftenwrong on Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:41 pm

All the energy suppliers are cheerfully supporting the Government's line on SMART METERS.  Permitting remote reading, and promising extra information on how you consume gas and electric in the home to assist economic usage.

But you have to pay extra for having the meter, without knowing quite how much extra because the cost is incorporated within the "standing charge".  Some early-adopters have found it may be difficult to change Supplier, as they are allegedly unable to "read" meters of another Company.  How very convenient.  In other European countries there is a legal cap on the amount that can be charged for having a smart-meter, but not here.

 http://stopsmartmeters.org.uk/
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Re: Can we save on fuel bills by swapping energy companies?

Post by oftenwrong on Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:07 pm

Like fleas on a dog, the internet has encouraged the growth of Comparison Sites. If you're thinking of changing your Supplier, there is a wide selection of people offering advice. Often though they will advise the name of a company which pays them a commission. Companies that don't may not even get mentioned. But that's alright if you know about it.

Slightly more subtle is the arrangement preferred by some Insurance companies to attract your business. They either own outright, or have a substantial share in, the apparently "independent" Comparison Site. Nothing illegal about that of course, but it's hardly drawn to your attention.

Be aware.
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