Energy crisis

Energy meter reading day: why you need submit your gas and electricity readings now
Woman reading an electricity meter
Personal finance

Energy meter reading day: why you need submit your gas and electricity readings now

Energy meter reading day - you need to submit your gas and electricity readings as soon as possible ahead of the October energy price increase
30 Sep 2022
Energy Price Guarantee: Liz Truss’s gigantic state handout
Liz Truss and her Cabinet
UK Economy

Energy Price Guarantee: Liz Truss’s gigantic state handout

The PM railed against government-funded largesse on the campaign trail. Now she is introducing energy price guarantees that will cost more than furlou…
20 Sep 2022
The fallout from Europe’s energy crisis
The Kremlin, Moscow
Energy

The fallout from Europe’s energy crisis

The soaring price of gas could see the EU impose a cap on the price of electricity generated by nuclear and renewables, while signs of strain appear i…
14 Sep 2022
The latest news on the energy price cap
Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng
Personal finance

The latest news on the energy price cap

The government is to bring in an “Energy Price Guarantee” to help householders with their energy costs, plus a huge package of support for businesses.…
13 Sep 2022
Energy bill help for small businesses
Woman hanging "closed" sign on door
Small business

Energy bill help for small businesses

It's not just households struggling with soaring energy bills. Small business are too. But, says David Prosser, there are several ways to help mitigat…
7 Sep 2022
Ignore the doomsayers - energy prices could fall next year
Energy

Ignore the doomsayers - energy prices could fall next year

Forecasts suggest the energy prices will continue to spiral, but these projections could turn out to be a lot of hot air.
30 Aug 2022
Why is the petrol price falling, and will it rise again?
Oil

Why is the petrol price falling, and will it rise again?

Petrol prices are easing, but it’s not all good news, and it might not last, says Saloni Sardana. Here's why.
19 Aug 2022
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How to cut your energy bill
Personal finance

How to cut your energy bill

The energy-price cap will almost double in the autumn. What does this mean for your money, and how can you alleviate the squeeze? Ruth Jackson-Kirby h…
17 Aug 2022
Brace yourself for the return of rationing
Economy

Brace yourself for the return of rationing

Russia is turning off the cheap energy. That is already leading to belt-tightening, says Matthew Lynn. Who will suffer most, and which sectors will th…
5 Aug 2022
Price of gas soars as Moscow turns off the taps
Gas

Price of gas soars as Moscow turns off the taps

As Russia cuts its gas exports to the EU, the price of natural gas continues to rise. Restricted supplies could see energy rationing and recession i…
6 Jul 2022
How to cut your car’s fuel bill as the price of petrol hits a record high
Personal finance

How to cut your car’s fuel bill as the price of petrol hits a record high

The cost of filling the typical car’s 55-litre tank with petrol is now around £105. Here, Saloni Sardana looks at ways to keep your refuelling costs d…
5 Jul 2022
Why petrol prices are higher than in 2008, despite lower oil prices now
Inflation

Why petrol prices are higher than in 2008, despite lower oil prices now

The price of petrol is at an all-time high. Yet despite oil prices being higher in 2008, petrol was cheaper back then. Saloni Sardana explains why.
30 Jun 2022
Get ready for the coming oil glut
Oil

Get ready for the coming oil glut

Investors are assuming that energy prices will stay high. History suggests the opposite, says Max King
20 Jun 2022
Why you shouldn’t rush to fix your energy tariff
Personal finance

Why you shouldn’t rush to fix your energy tariff

Fixed-tariff energy deals are becoming more tempting, but not all households can benefit, says Ruth Jackson-Kirby.
16 Jun 2022
The cost of petrol in the UK compared with the rest of the world
UK Economy

The cost of petrol in the UK compared with the rest of the world

The price of petrol in the UK has gone through the roof. Here, Saloni Sardana looks at how UK petrol price compares with the rest of the world.
15 Jun 2022
Why are energy prices going up so much?
Energy

Why are energy prices going up so much?

UK energy prices are going through the roof – and not just here. They are rising all around the world. Saloni Sardana explains what’s going on.
14 Jun 2022
Britain’s broken energy markets
UK Economy

Britain’s broken energy markets

Governments have no control over global energy prices. But the dysfunction that has led to rising price caps and windfall taxes is all of the UK’s own…
27 May 2022
Which companies will lose the most from the energy windfall tax?
Energy stocks

Which companies will lose the most from the energy windfall tax?

The government’s new energy windfall tax has muddied the waters for investors and companies alike. Rupert Hargreaves explains how it might affect some…
27 May 2022
Here’s how the government plans to cut consumers’ energy bills
Personal finance

Here’s how the government plans to cut consumers’ energy bills

Rishi Sunak has outlined a £15bn package to help consumers cut the cost of soaring energy bills. Saloni Sardana looks at what he’s proposing and what …
26 May 2022
Russia ups the ante on Europe's gas supplies
Gas

Russia ups the ante on Europe's gas supplies

Russia's suspension of natural gas to Poland and Bulgaria saw the gas price spike by 24%. A complete shut-off could see it rise by 200%.
4 May 2022
Why food and fuel subsidies will push up debt
Global Economy

Why food and fuel subsidies will push up debt

Many governments have adopted subsidies or tax breaks to shield households and businesses from rising food and fuel prices. But that's just causing go…
28 Apr 2022
The cost of living crisis just got worse – happy Bleak Friday
Investment strategy

The cost of living crisis just got worse – happy Bleak Friday

Today is "Bleak Friday", when your energy bill goes up along with big rises for council tax, food and petrol. There's no easy solution to the cost of …
1 Apr 2022