Household bills

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Third of low-income households unable to pay bills, finds research
Nearly 4 million households earning £25,000 or less report falling behind, up threefold since pandemic

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

21, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Expect 18 more months of rising energy bills, UK householders warned
Head of Scottish power expects only five or six providers to survive gas supply crisis

Jillian Ambrose

20, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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UK inflation falls despite rising petrol prices and supply chain crisis
Consumer price index eased to 3.1% in September from 3.2% in August, says ONS

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

20, Oct, 2021 @7:10 AM

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Together Energy bill for £3,700 is keeping my elderly mum awake at night
I’ve been trying to get the firm’s customer service department to sort it out, with no success

Anna Tims

20, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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What are heat pumps and why is the UK government pushing them?
Their use could help the UK meet its climate targets, but there are concerns over high installation and running costs

Jillian Ambrose

19, Oct, 2021 @10:46 AM

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Minister hints at gas boilers ban but says market should drive change
Anne-Marie Trevelyan urges firms to encourage shift to heat pumps, amid criticism of limited £5,000 grants

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

19, Oct, 2021 @8:38 AM

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British households will be £1,000 worse off next year, thinktank warns
Resolution Foundation finds household incomes set to fall by about 2% amid cost of living squeeze

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

18, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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£5,000 grants unveiled to support home heat pump installation
Funding comes as part of government’s heat and buildings strategy, but campaigners say plan lacks ambition

Peter Walker Political correspondent

18, Oct, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Goto Energy becomes 16th UK supplier to go bust this year
Ofgem to appoint provider for firm’s 22,000 customers as sector contines to reel from record high gas prices

Georgina Quach

18, Oct, 2021 @4:46 PM

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Slippers and saucepan lids: readers’ eight essential tips for saving energy at home this winter
How to save resources and money? Shut the microwave door, turn down your thermostat and stuff an old pair of jeans up the chimney

Guardian readers

15, Oct, 2021 @11:25 AM

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Disabled woman to take DWP to court over ‘immoral’ automatic benefit deductions
Helen Timson says third party deductions scheme can leave many without enough money to buy food

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

14, Oct, 2021 @6:46 PM

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BP-backed renewable energy firm becomes one of latest suppliers to collapse
Pure Planet, backed by oil firm, and Colorado Energy brings number of failed energy firms to 14 this year

Rob Davies

13, Oct, 2021 @6:41 PM

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