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43% Of Brits Leave Half Of Letters Unopened

Almost half of people in the UK don’t open all the letters they receive in their post, partly due to avoiding bank statements or bills.

TV Licence Could Be Replaced By Levy

A group of MPs have claimed that the TV licence does not have a long term future in the UK, and may be replaced with a levy in the next 15 years.

Millions Of Private Parking Tickets Could Be €illegal’

The RAC Foundation has argued that millions of parking tickets enforced on private land should be deemed illegal, meaning some drivers could be due refunds. On behalf of the RAC Foundation, barrister John de Waal QC said that some penalties could be unenforceable in court, and therefore illegal.

British Gas Could Cut Prices Further

British Gas have suggested that household gas prices could be cut even further, after recently announcing that their current prices will be reduced by 5% at the end of the month. Wholesale gas prices have plummeted in recent months, and Centrica, the company that owns British Gas, has said that they expect these prices to stay low for the foreseeable future.

Loyal Energy Customers Missing Out On Savings

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has said that many duel-fuel customers are missing out on big savings, as they are not switching energy suppliers. The energy industry has been under investigation from the CMA since June 2014, and some early findings have already suggested that over 95% of duel-fuel customers could have saved money by switching energy suppliers between 2012 and 2014.

A Quarter Of Npower Customers Complained In 2014

More than a quarter of all Npower customers complained to the energy supplier last year, according to figures from Ofgem, the energy regulator.

Price Comparison Websites Charge £30 Per Switch

Energy comparison websites earn up to £30 in commission every time someone uses their site to switch provider. This doubles to £60 when customers change both electricity and gas accounts.

Energy Cuts Should Have Been Faster And Further

The recent cuts that the “Big Six” energy companies made to customers bills could have been much bigger and have been made a lot earlier, according to consumer body Which?.

Home Insurance Prices Fall

Buildings and contents insurance prices have fallen over the last year, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI).

EDF Energy To Cut Prices By Just 1.6%

EDF energy has announced that it will be cutting its gas prices from the 11th February, joining the other “Big Six” energy firms in the UK.

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