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British Gas ditches standard tariffs… but who will feel the benefits?

Looking after your cash more like Here at the Big Deal we’ve long been critical of standard variable tariffs (SVTs) as many of our loyal members will already know! SVTs are the tariff you roll on to with your supplier after your current deal ends. If you’re with the Big Six energy suppliers they’re the  … Read more

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What are EDF up to..?

Here at the Big Deal we’re on a mission to scope out corruption in the energy industry in all it’s forms. Some scandalous new information has come to our attention which we believe you need to know about… It turns out EDF is up to some sneaky tricks to maximise their profits, leaving loyal customers  … Read more

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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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