Every time energy firms hike prices they blame punitive green taxes imposed by the Government. Just last week British Gas said the levies will add ￡200 to your bill by next year. Here, we use official data from energy watchdog Ofgem to show exactly where every penny of the average ￡1,135 annual dual fuel bill goes…
My smart meter stopped working when I switched from Eon to British Gas. Now I've switched back again - why will it still not work?
I switched back to Eon this year, after being with British Gas/Sainsbury's Energy for a year, but now it's telling me the smart meter it fitted no longer works. I cannot understand why smart meters that any supplier can read are not being installed, says reader David Ackroyd from Halifax, Yorkshire. Will I really need to get a new smart meter fitted?
BT pushes broadband customers to lock into long-term deals ahead of price hikes - but you could be better looking elsewhere
BT is pushing customers to lock into long broadband contracts to avoid soaring prices. Standard broadband will increase by ￡2 a month - ￡24 a year - from January 7 even if you are in the middle of your contract. If you have faster fibre broadband you’ll pay an extra ￡2.50 a month. The telecoms giant is telling customers they can avoid the hikes by signing up for another 18 month contract immediately.
Want to save money by switching but can't face the hassle? Now there's a service that will do it for you. Here's what you need to know about Bean
If you get to the end of the month, look at your bank balance and think ‘Where has all my money gone?’ it is likely that you need Bean to help get control of what is going on. It scans every monthly expense you have - things like your energy bills or phone bill - and works out automatically if there's a cheaper deal. Then it gives you the option to switch if you want to and, even better, it manages the whole process for you.
How to avoid an iPhone X rip-off: From the cheapest deals to where you get the most for trading in an old handset
Apple fans can now get their hands on the new iPhone X handset – the most expensive handset ever launched by the tech giant. But with prices starting at ￡999 for a 64GB model they don’t come cheap.?So making sure you get the best deal is even more important if you are planning on making the investment.
What you need to know about getting a wood burner: They're trendy, cosy and getting cleaner... but can they save you money?
The appeal is not just about installing a middle-class fashion statement. According to British stove manufacturer Charnwood, regular use of a wood burner can knock a third off fuel bills, providing savings of at least ￡400 a year - and the good news is that the new generation are much cleaner for the air we breathe.
THIS IS MONEY'S FIVE OF THE BEST BROADBAND DEALS
Sky's Unlimited Broadband deal with TV and Sky Sports bundle comes with up to 17 Mbps speeds It costs ￡60 per month for the first 12 months, after that it costs ￡68.99. 29.95 setup fee applies.
NowTV's Brilliant Broadband Combo deal comes with Sky movies which includes over 1,000 films on demand. It comes with connection speeds of up to 17Mbps and costs ￡29.98 per month with a ￡22 setup fee on a 12-month contract. After that the price jumps to ￡34.98 per month
Talk Talk's TV with Fast Broadband package comes with up to 17 Mbps speeds and 6 Sky entertainment channels plus free weekend calls. It costs ￡23.95 per month with a ￡50 set-up fee. The price is fixed for 12 months.
Virgin Media's Vivid 100 Fibre Broadband and Talk Weekends deal comes with up to 100 Mbps speeds. It costs ￡34 per month on an 12 month contract. ￡20 setup fee applies. At the end of the contract the price jumps to ￡45 per month
PlusNet Unlimited Broadband with up to 17 Mbps speeds comes with a ￡50 prepaid Mastercard reward It costs ￡19.99 per month on an 12 month contract. At the end of the contract the price jumps to ￡28.98 per month.There are no activation charges
How much does my electric heater cost to run? I’ve started to turn it on and am worried about my energy bill
How much does our electric heater cost to run? It's getting chillier and it is time to turn it on but I'm worried I'm running up large energy bills by having one. We explain why electric heaters tend to be one of the most expensive ways to keep warm - and how you can cut your costs if you need to use one.
THIS IS MONEY'S FIVE OF THE BEST SPORTS TV DEALS
Sky's Sports Bundle with Unlimited Broadband comes with up to 17 Mbps speeds. It costs ￡57 per month with a ￡59.95 setup fee. At the end of the contract the price jumps to ￡78.49 per month
Virgin Media's Full House Bundle with both Sky Sports and BT Sport offers up to 200Mbps speeds. It costs ￡85 per month with a ￡20 activation fee. At the end of the contract the price jumps to ￡110 per month
BT's Max+ Unlimited Infinity contract offers up to 52Mbps speeds and BT Sports. It costs ￡42.99 per month and comes with a ￡100 BT giftcard. ￡59.99 setup fee applies.
NowTV's Broadband Unlimited deal with Sky Sports package comes with up to 34 Mbps speeds It costs ￡56.99 per month on an 12 month contract. ￡22 setup fee applies. At the end of the contract the price jumps to ￡69.98 per month
Talk Talk's TV with Faster Broadband and Sky Sports package comes with up to 18 Mbps speeds and free weekend calls. It costs ￡28.50 per month fixed for 18 months. At the end of the contract the price of sport jumps to ￡61 per month
Energy Switch Club: Slash your gas and electricity bills AND get the chance to win 10 years of free energy
This is Money's Energy Switch Club is giving readers the chance to win ￡10k cash, which could cover your energy bills for the next decade. Our collective bargaining turns the switching process on its head and demands that suppliers compete for your business. January's collective switch saw 70,000 people sign up and save ￡251 on average.
Representative example: If you spend ￡200 at a purchase interest rate of 18.9% p.a. (variable) your representative rate will be 18.9% APR (variable). Credit limits and terms may vary based on your individual circumstances. Balance transfer offers and introductory fees limited to transfer made with 60/90 days of account opening. See product specific T&Cs. * must spend ￡1k within 3 months