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  1. August 21, 2014

    UK Labour party pledges to revoke energy licences to protect consumers

    The Labour party has said it will give a new regulator the power to revoke energy company licences if customers are...

  2. July 31, 2014

    Centrica criticises Ofgem as profits fall

    British Gas owner Centrica has hit out against the energy regulator’s prediction that profit margins in the sector would...

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  1. July 30, 2014

    Ofgem tells energy retailers to pass on savings to consumers

    Regulator Ofgem has fired a shot across the bows of Britain’s energy retailers, telling them to pass on to consumers price...

  2. July 30, 2014

    Power companies face tougher-than-expected price controls

    The UK’s energy market regulator has imposed tougher-than-expected draft price controls on power distributors that it claims...

  3. July 24, 2014

    Competition watchdog to investigate energy prices

    The Competition and Markets Authority is seeking evidence that customers are being unfairly treated as a result of...

  4. July 24, 2014

    UK energy companies fined for power cuts

    The UK’s energy watchdog has ordered SSE and UK Power Networks to pay an additional £3.3m over their handling of winter...

  5. July 14, 2014

    UK energy complaints hit record levels

    The rate of complaints made by customers to an independent ombudsman over energy bills has doubled during the first half of...

  6. July 4, 2014

    British Gas pays £1m compensation for mis-selling

    British Gas has agreed to pay £1m in compensation for mis-selling offences by staff attempting to recruit customers at...

  7. June 30, 2014

    Ofgem hails reduced risk of power cuts in UK

    Deals between National Grid and leading customers to voluntarily curb their demand will reduce the danger of unexpected...

  8. June 29, 2014

    UK consumer fuel bills rise to pay for power back-up

    A British government scheme to reward energy companies for keeping power plants available for back-up electricity generation...

  9. June 26, 2014

    Ofgem refers ‘big six’ energy groups for competition probe

    The UK’s big six energy companies have been formally referred to the Competition and Markets Authority for a full...

  10. June 23, 2014

    Tackling peaks in energy demand

    Grid operators around the world are grappling with how to ensure generating capacity is available to meet peaks in demand....

  11. June 10, 2014

    Ofgem raises heat on power suppliers

    Britain’s energy regulator has demanded the largest power suppliers explain to customers why a decline in wholesale gas and...

  12. May 30, 2014

    Scottish SSE unit fined over failing to connect customers

    A subsidiary of power group SSE is a pay a £750,000 penalty for failing to promptly connect households and business to...

  13. May 20, 2014

    Scottish Power fined £750,000 over billing charges

    Scottish Power has accepted a £750,000 penalty after regulator Ofgem ruled the energy company had failed to justify extra...

  14. May 16, 2014

    Eon ordered to repay £12m in UK after admitting mis-selling

    Eon has been ordered to hand back £12m to customers after the UK energy regulator found the German supplier had breached...

  15. May 7, 2014

    House Rules: property law, HS2 and renewable heating

    1. HS2 – route to riches? I’m worried that the prospect of the HS2 rail line being built near where I live will make it hard...

  16. April 10, 2014

    British Gas to pay £5.6m in penalties following Ofgem ruling

    British Gas is to pay £5.6m in penalties after regulator Ofgem ruled that Britain’s biggest energy supplier had unfairly...

  17. March 27, 2014

    Ofgem: points needed

    In rugby, you can’t just keep running around. Sometimes you need to try for the points. Consumers and politicians would like...

  18. March 27, 2014

    Centrica delays investment after Ofgem calls for energy probe

    Centrica said on Thursday it was delaying plans to invest in gas-fired power stations, citing uncertainty triggered by...

  19. March 26, 2014

    UK energy market needs a rethink

    Ever since Ed Miliband, the UK opposition leader, promised to freeze energy bills for 20 months at last autumn’s Labour...

  20. March 25, 2014

    Energy’s big six embrace review as way to dispel mistrust

    The threat of a full-scale competition review has been hanging over Britain’s big utility companies for months, with...

  21. March 23, 2014

    UK energy industry seeks to head off competition inquiry

    The energy industry will try to head off a competition inquiry on Monday saying there are more operators in the market than...

  22. March 6, 2014

    Ofgem to investigate electricity distribution networks in wake of storms

    Ofgem is to investigate how Scottish and Southern Energy and UK Power Networks responded to customers during the recent...

  23. February 28, 2014

    Big six energy companies told to hand back customers’ cash

    The UK’s big six energy suppliers have to been told to redouble their efforts to hand back more than £400m owed to domestic...

  24. February 26, 2014

    Energy regulator Ofgem forces trading rules on ‘big six’ suppliers

    The UK energy regulator will next month force the “big six” suppliers to trade wholesale power twice daily in an attempt to...

  25. February 25, 2014

    Eleclink backers threaten to quit Channel electricity project

    The backers of Eleclink, a venture that aims to transmit surplus electricity between Britain and France through the Channel...

  26. February 19, 2014

    Iberdrola chief ‘shocked’ by Davey’s political interference

    The head of Iberdrola, owner of Scottish Power, has sharply criticised the UK coalition government for “interfering” in the...

  27. February 17, 2014

    UK electricity operators hit by Ofgem rate demands

    Ofgem has tightened the screw on electricity distribution companies across England and Wales by demanding they accept lower...

  28. February 10, 2014

    Ed Davey letter marks change of stance for energy secretary

    Ed Davey’s letter urging the regulator to scrutinise the gas market and floating a possible break-up of British Gas marks a...

  29. February 9, 2014

    Centrica shares fall as Ed Davey hints at British Gas break-up

    Shares in Centrica fell on Monday on investor concerns over a warning by the UK energy secretary that the group’s subsidiary...

  30. January 2, 2014

    UK energy chiefs face Labour accusations of overcharging

    The chiefs of Britain’s biggest energy suppliers are back in the dock, facing Labour party claims that they have charged...

  31. January 2, 2014

    UK energy tariff reforms aim to simplify market for customers

    Changes to energy tariffs that came into force on January 1 should make life “simpler and fairer” for customers, according...

  32. January 2, 2014

    Energy industry forced on backfoot over inflated prices claim

    Power companies have been forced on to the back foot after the Labour party claimed they were charging customers inflated...

  33. December 20, 2013

    Npower pays £3.5m to settle charges of energy mis-selling

    Npower has agreed to pay £3.5m to settle charges of sales mis-selling by energy regulator Ofgem. An investigation by the...

  34. December 18, 2013

    Ofgem brings in Irish energy regulator as chief executive

    Ofgem, the UK energy markets regulator, has appointed the chair of its Irish equivalent to take up the post of chief...

  35. November 26, 2013

    Energy watchdog dismisses accusations it is a ‘toothless tiger’

    Ofgem has dismissed MPs’ accusations that the energy watchdog is a “toothless tiger”, pointing out it has no power to cap...

  36. November 22, 2013

    Ofgem says electricity networks need to further reduce costs

    The UK energy regulator has rejected the investment plans of five of six electricity distribution companies, telling them...

  37. November 14, 2013

    Ofgem clashes with energy companies on impact of network charges

    Network charges, identified by energy suppliers as a reason for inflation-busting price rises, are not going up as much as...

  38. November 7, 2013

    Traders question results of FCA gas price probe

    The UK’s market watchdog has found no evidence that the country’s gas prices were manipulated in September last year,...

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