The government is going to make it easier to take action against cold callers
If you want to stop cold callers, what can you do?
Companies that cold call or send nuisance texts could be fined up to £500,000 – and it will be easier to take action against them. That’s under plans to be announced by the government today. At the moment it’s hard for the regulator, the Information Commissioner, to take action against the companies. But from April 6th it could be much easier. But what can you do to stop cold calls?
Several energy companies have reduced their gas tariffs - but not by much
The prices of oil and gas have fallen quite substantially recently, with wholesale gas prices down by over 20% in the last 12 months. Several of the big energy companies have announced cuts in the price of gas, but only of a few percent and in some cases, the reductions won’t kick in for some time. Who’s cutting their prices and by how much?
If you've switched from your energy supplier, you may be due a refund
You could be owed an average of £50 if you switched supplier – how can you claim it?
If you switched supplier you may be owed money. Why? If your account was in credit when you switched, you may not have been given an automatic refund at the time. The energy suppliers had different policies when it came to giving refunds – but now they have to try and refund the cash.