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Refund on power of attorney registration fees A power of attorney document, allows you to nominate a relative or a trusted friend to look after your affairs in the event you are mentally not capable. For those who got a POA done between the times of 1st April 2013 and March 31st 2017 in England and Wales, they would have paid £110 for the service. This is more than what it should have cost and hence you are owed a £54 refund and a 0.5% per annum interest. To make a claim, go to www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney-refund or alternatively contact the Office of the Public Guardians on 0300 456 0300 and select option 6. The whole process is quite simple but you will need bank details of the person who it was set up for and the name of one of the attorneys. Marriage and Civil partnership tax allowance A few years […]

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With the increase in temperatures in the spring season, customers are taking their eye off the home energy bills which is ideal for energy suppliers as they are increasing prices. Most recently Npower announced a price increase of 5.3pc on its dual fuel tariff affecting its 1 million customers. Prior to that, EDF announced a price increase of 2.7pc and British Gas kicked off the price increase announcements by increasing the cost of its standard tariff by 5.5 per cent. Also, technically speaking, EON have not followed suit as their unit charge is still the same but the company has removed its dual fuel discounts and increased its standing charge making it more expensive for its customer too. In essence at the time of writing, 4 companies have increased their prices this spring and if history is to go by, other energy companies will follow suit. What can customers do? […]

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The Domestic Gas and Electricity Bill compel the energy regulator Ofgem to implement an energy price cap on energy suppliers. The cap is imposed on the energy companies’ Standard Variable Tariff which currently has around 11 million customers in the UK. Currently the cap is to be imposed until the year 2020 but the government does have the option to extend till 2023. According to UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, the cap will “force energy companies to change their ways”. A 2016 report found that customer were over paying by £1.4bn a year by sticking with the energy supplier’s standard variable tariff (SVT). The prime minister added, “It’s often older people or those on low incomes who are stuck on rip-off energy tariffs, so we are introducing legislation to force energy companies to change their ways. “Our energy price cap will cut bills for millions of families. This is another […]

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Npower hikes home energy prices affecting a million customers Following the trend laid out by EDF and British Gas, Npower has increased its dual fuel energy prices by 5.3pc. The rise has been blamed on the increase in wholesale energy and policy costs. Coming hard on energy suppliers, Ofgem has got through new legislation which will allow it to cap the standard variable tariffs which is currently utilized by 11 million customers. Npower Spokesman said, “Announcing this price change today isn’t a decision we’ve taken lightly” “The costs all large and medium energy suppliers are facing – particularly wholesale and policy costs which are largely outside our control – have unfortunately been on the rise for some time and we need to reflect these in our prices.” Please note, to help customers, the company is freezing prices for fixed-term customers until June 2022. Prior to the announcement by Npower, British […]

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EON Price Hike- How to Save Money? British Gas, EDF and Npower have all announced price hikes and more energy companies are expected to follow. However, alongside the aforementioned 3 companies, EON have also increased prices but are not compelled to make an announcement as technically they have not increased the unit prices of their tariffs. Instead EON have removed their dual fuel discounts and increased the standing charge to its customers, making it more of a sneaky price hike.   What can customers do? The biggest way to save money off your energy bills is by doing a whole market energy comparison and then switch to a new energy provider. Competition in the domestic energy market is ripe and there are many companies fighting for your business so why not take advantage and save up to £468 a year. Also, regardless of which energy company you are currently with, […]

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17 May 2018 Gulf Gas & Power UK has launched Gulf Home Fixed 12 Jun 19 v1 & Gulf Home Exclusive 12 June 19 v1 and removed their Gulf Home Exclusive May 19 v3 tariff. Changes are now live on our website and Gulf Home Fixed 12 Jun 19v1 tariff is available for sale via internet and inbound telesales channels & Gulf Home Exclusive 12 June 19 v1 is on enquire. Gulf Gas & Power UK’s Gulf Home Fixed 12 Jun 19 v1 prices are fixed until 30th June 2019. There is a cancellation fee of £30 per fuel if you switch away before the end of the fixed price period. Please note your first direct debit payment will be taken on the day your switch goes live. This is an online-only tariff, which means that you must be prepared to manage your account online. This involves receiving and viewing your bills online, providing meter readings online and carrying out general correspondence online. The estimated savings figure […]

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