A Gap Too Far?

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...
Standing Charges Explained

Standing Charges Explained

What is a standing charge? A standing charge is a fixed amount that’s applied to your gas and electricity bill daily.  These standing charges remain the same no matter how much energy you use. Put simply it is the cost you pay to have electricity and gas in your...
Students: Save money on energy

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 a...
In the Red? Think about going green!

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

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?   Fact:...