People's Energy Blog

Giving you an insight into the energy business

Switching Sites – Ripping You Off Too?

Why Switch? It is a well-known fact: If you have stuck with your old energy supplier for years, it is certain to have landed you on a very expensive deal. The pesky Standard Variable Tariffs offered by the Big Six are just about the worst deal you can get...

A Gap Too Far?

How much should a corporate boss be paid? What is fair?  Executive pay has been in the news on and off for a while. We have loads of examples of pay that seemed completely out of touch with ordinary people’s lives. And often also utterly out of sync with how the...

What makes up the price of energy? [Part I – Gas]

Most of us take it for granted. Light coming on at the flick of a switch. Heat coming from the radiators when we turn on the boiler. And we feel aggrieved when our energy supplier increases what we need to pay for the gas and power. But what determines the...

Students: Save money on energy

Staying in private rented accommodation?  Switch your energy supplier immediately.   I was quite naïve when I stayed in private rented accommodation while studying.  To be honest, a lot of my fellow students were.  Had I known that I could have easily switched to...

Are smaller energy companies safe?

Another smaller energy supplier has gone bust First it was GB Energy a while back (which was bought by Cooperative Energy), then it was Brighter World Energy at the end of 2017, and now Future Energy announced they had ceased trading. What does this mean for...

In the Red? Think about going green!

In light of recent rises in mortgage interest rates, many of us are looking for way to save money in other places. A recent publication from The Guardian has suggested that individuals with average variable rate mortgages will now face increased payments of £22 per...

Quick tips to reduce your home bills

From easy adjustments to new technology, there are many ways to save money around the home, cut bills and reduce our carbon footprint. Save water Many people assume they wouldn’t be able to save money on water but there are a few little things you can try. The average...

Commentary of recent political interventions

So, the strong (or not so strong) women in UK politics, Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon, are both trying to win more voter support by seeking to tackle unfairness in the energy sector. But are they going about it the best way? Is there are better alternative?  ...

First Time Buyers

Help! I’m buying my first home It’s a daunting thought; buying your first home. There’s so much to think about so we’ve got a quick checklist to help you get started and ensure you have the basics covered. Make the most of ISAs First time buyers can take advantage of...