Households on E.on's standard variable tariff will see their energy bills rise by an average of £22/year after the big six firm announced a series of changes to the way it charges customers. E.on isn't increasing the rate it charges for units of gas or electricity, but is instead scrapping a number of discounts it offers to customers on some tariffs, blaming the changes on "rising costs along with other factors in the market".
Comparing energy tariffs is easy. Yet as Iâ€™ve learnt over the last year, itâ€™s picking your new supplier from a list of unknown names that is putting many off. So I wanted to bash out a quick blog to show you how to navigate through that. The majority of people in the UK are overspending on energy by 30%, often ÂŁ300+ a year – simply due to being on the wrong tariff.
The Prime Minister Theresa May has said the student loan repayment threshold will be increased from Ł21,000 to Ł25,000 as part of a wide-ranging review of student finance. The raising of the threshold - widely trailed in the Sunday papers ahead of the start of the Conservative party conference - is likely to save many graduates Ł1,000s.
@ExpediaUK Thanks - seems to have been sorted now but it took a 57 minute call and for the first 30 minutes I was repeatedly told I wasn't entitled to a full refund. May be worth sending a reminder to staff given there's a large number of flights cancelled this weekend?
And we're done. After 57 minutes and a rather intense discussion about cancellation rights I'm promised a full refund by @ExpediaUK AND have an email to confirm it. If I hadn't argued for it, wouldn't have got it though...
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