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Big Deal view: why the price hike is unfair to customers

When British Gas announced their 12.5% price rise in August this year, we at the Big Deal, together with 3.1 million customers, were left stunned. British Gas executive Iain Conn blamed “transmission and distribution and government policy costs” for the increase. [1] But we feel this is a poor excuse for lumping already hard-up families with  … Read more

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British Gas price hike: key info you need to know

Last month, the news came thundering down on energy customers that British Gas would be raising its electricity prices by a whopping 12.5%. A luke-warm apology soon followed from CEO Iain Conn who blamed ‘increased costs’ [1]. British Gas must have expected a few stormy media days, before the whole issue would get conveniently swept under  … Read more

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4 things we love about Octopus Energy 🐙

Here at the Big Deal we always try to put our members’ interests at the heart of what we do. This is why we’ve been looking into the main reasons putting people off switching.  It turns out, people can be nervous about going with smaller, less well-known suppliers. This is a TRAGEDY in our book,  … Read more

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8 million households on the worst energy tariffs

New data from energy regulator Ofgem has exposed the number of people falling victim to the worst energy deals despite being with their providers for more than 3 years. A whopping third of all households in the UK have paid nearly £1,000 over the odds. The worst offenders are (surprise surprise) the two biggest Big Six  … Read more

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6 Tricks of the Energy Trade

We all know the feeling. You open up your energy bill and feel as if the Titanic is sinking in your stomach. I swear it wasn’t that much before? We can’t have had the heating on that much? Did we use the oven every night? (Maybe the raw food diet isn’t sounding as ludicrous as  … Read more

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