Council Tax Bills Now Approaching £2k as “Bleak Friday” Is here

Reading Time: 5 mins Our council tax bill is the latest thing to report as we prepare for bleak friday and onwards. This Friday has now be coined “Bleak Friday” due to the shocking rises to the cost of living. Aside from the much publicised hikes in energy costs (up to  54 per cent in many cases), we have … read more

Top Tip: Take your Energy Meter Reading By March 31

Reading Time: 2 mins Take that energy meter reading now! Bill payers are being warned across the UK that they should be taking an energy reading ahead of this Friday. This should ensure you not being charged for the higher rates that are coming into affect from April 1. If you pay monthly and via Direct Debit your provider … read more

All the things you can do if you can’t pay your energy bill

Reading Time: 4 mins In the current financial climate many people can’t pay their energy bill and many of us are falling behind with payments. Payment Plans and Supplier Support First of all, if you fund yourself in this situation, the best thing to do is to get in touch with your supplier: regulator Ofgem makes sure your supplier … read more

How Russia declaring war will impact our bills

Reading Time: 5 mins As Russia invades Ukraine, oil prices are edging ever closer to $100 a barrel: Russia is the world’s second largest exporter of oil, and claim that gas prices would double after Germany refused to open Nord Stream 2, a new pipeline from Russia. Russia and Ukraine make up 29% of global wheat exports, 80% of … read more

Ask Jasmine: What Exactly is Happening with Energy Prices?

Reading Time: 3 mins What exactly is happening with energy prices? With many of us feeling the panic and the pinch at the moment (years of pandemic really take their toll), the mass media hysteria regarding the impending increase in energy bills has come as rather an unwelcome piece of news. However, it is always worth equipping yourself with … read more

Mass Panic Caused Surrounding Energy Prices

Reading Time: 2 mins Analysis of Google search data reveals that searches for ‘energy bill help’ exploded 681% in the UK on the 7th January, one day after MoneySavingExpert’s Martin Lewis warned on ITV that gas prices would “explode 50% in April this year, adding a further £600 to soaring energy bills”. Where is this mass fear coming from? … read more

How to save on heating bills and in the home – Webinar Q&A

Reading Time: 8 mins We recently hosted a free webinar with Money Magpie founder and CEO Jasmine Birtles to discuss ways to save money on your heating bills and around the home. We have all faced, and are likely to continue to face, greater financial pressures this winter, particularly after the rise of the energy price cap in October. … read more

Insulation – save money and conserve energy

Reading Time: 10 mins With gas and electricity prices set to soar thanks to the current crisis and another cold winter not far away, all of us want to cut our energy costs as much as we can. By making sure your home is properly insulated you can make your energy usage much more efficient and save yourself serious money. Using … read more

Energy Grants to Pay Your Bill Arrears

Reading Time: 5 mins Are you worried about your energy bill arrears? Not sure how you’re going to keep up with your increased energy costs, especially if you’re likely to be working from home over winter? You’re not the only one facing this issue. With the furlough scheme ending and redundancies imminent as we head towards the end of … read more

Save up to £461 with gas and energy switches

Reading Time: 3 mins We talk about energy switches a lot on MoneyMagpie – and now’s an incredibly important time to slash your household expenses. We’re all working on tighter budgets this year, so switching supplier could save you hundreds of pounds. We know it’s a total hassle to handle the paperwork, compare tariffs and all that boring stuff. … read more

How to get free money from your energy provider

Reading Time: 2 mins Nobody likes being ripped off. Nobody likes losing money. But, is there anything better than that feeling of getting money back that somehow slipped away? With the official start of British Summer Time closing in, new research by MoneySuperMarket has revealed Brits could collectively be owed £220 million by their energy provider. That’s because they … read more

Five ways to save energy in the summer

Reading Time: 4 mins …eh? Save energy in the summer when we’re all out in the sunshine enjoying ourselves? Well yes – it doesn’t have to be cold to make us spend money on energy. In fact, if you have air conditioning or even just electric fans you could be using a lot that way. Even our fridges and … read more

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