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The Great British Broadband Scandal

Everyone’s talking about reining in cowboy energy suppliers. But what about broadband? Right now, you are almost certainly being robbed blind… by the Broadbandits!   1. Broadband suppliers can put your price up any time they like – and that ain’t right   In broadband, contracts don’t mean diddly. Broadbandits can change your price whenever,  … Read more

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Energy price cap: what’s in it for me?

Yesterday the Government published long-awaited draft legislation on the energy price cap. We at the Big Deal see this as a hugely welcome step in helping protect consumers from big energy rip-off tactics.   Brief history of the cap Theresa May’s government has had a love-hate relationship with the energy price cap to say the  … Read more

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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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