International energy provider SSE has no plans to exit the consumer/retail market in Ireland amid rising speculation that it is ramping up attempts to sell its retail arm in the UK.
Sun, 28 Apr, 2019
Shell stepped closer to becoming the world’s biggest power company with an aggressive move into the UK retail market by offering one of the cheapest tariffs available.
Tue, 26 Mar, 2019
Britain’s regulator proposed a price cap on default energy bills to save households about a £1bn (€1.1bn) a year and aims to implement it in time for winter following a UK government promise to tackle “rip-off” prices.
Fri, 07 Sep, 2018
The UK’s Jeremy Corbyn may have found a way to make good on his pledge to nationalise the British energy industry without spending almost €140bn buying up the six biggest utilities, writes Rachel Morison
Thu, 15 Feb, 2018
SSE and the owner of Npower have reached an agreement to merge their operations to create a new energy supplier in the UK.
Wed, 08 Nov, 2017
Energy supplier SSE and the owner of Npower are in talks about combining their operations to create a new company in the UK.
Tue, 07 Nov, 2017
A new energy company has entered the market here, bringing greater choice of supply for electricity consumers.
Wed, 29 Mar, 2017
Cash-strapped households could see energy bill price hikes due to recent spikes in wholesale gas and electricity prices.
Thu, 02 Mar, 2017
Wed, 24 Feb, 2016
Britain’s under-fire energy suppliers said today they will cut household bills after the Government confirmed a shake-up of green levies.
Mon, 02 Dec, 2013
Energy giant RWE npower heaped more pressure on British households today by hiking electricity and gas prices by 9.3% and 11.1% respectively from December 1.
Mon, 21 Oct, 2013
The British Football League’s sponsorship deal with energy supplier npower will not be renewed when the contract expires at the end of the season.
Tue, 26 Feb, 2013
Midfield hardman turned Hollywood actor Vinnie Jones today blasted FIFA president Sepp Blatter for setting back the fight against racism and claimed he would have never allowed Carlos Tevez to get away with disobeying his manager.
Mon, 21 Nov, 2011
The rate of inflation continued to climb last month, official figures revealed today, as utility bill hikes hit a two-year high and clothing costs saw their biggest increase on record.
Tue, 13 Sep, 2011
Two more major energy suppliers in the UK plan big increases in the price of gas and electricity over the new two weeks, it was reported today.
Sun, 24 Jul, 2011
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson was set to be arrested over alleged phone hacking today as David Cameron faced the press for the first time since the News of the World was closed.
Fri, 08 Jul, 2011
David Cameron called a press conference today as his former communications chief faced arrest over the phone hacking scandal that led to the closure of the News of the World.
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has been told he will be arrested this morning, according to reports.
THE former editor of the News of the World, Andy Coulson, is to be arrested this morning. The Guardian reported that he had been told to attend a central London police station for questioning over claims he knew about phone hacking.
A RAFT of companies are pulling advertising from the News of the World in the wake of phone-hacking allegations.
The News of the World was sacrificed tonight after a series of increasingly damaging allegations left its reputation in tatters.
Thu, 07 Jul, 2011
Families of July 7, 2005 bombing victims in the UK have been told they may have been targeted by phone hackers as MPs prepare to debate the scandal.
Wed, 06 Jul, 2011
BRITISH police believe the News of the World hacked phones belonging to relatives of the victims of the July 7, 2005, bombings in London, it emerged last night.
Car-maker Ford pulled its advertising from the News of the World today following allegations that a private investigator working for the paper hacked into schoolgirl Milly Dowler’s phone when she went missing.
Tue, 05 Jul, 2011
About 6.5 million npower customers will face higher utility bills from next month as the energy supplier today confirmed a hike in tariffs in the UK.
Fri, 10 Dec, 2010
The bosses of the UK’s six biggest energy firms face a grilling from MPs today as they seek to defend the price hikes imposed on millions of households across the country.
Tue, 24 Jun, 2008
Millions of households faced further pain today after British Gas owner Centrica signalled it may have to make another hike in energy prices.
Mon, 12 May, 2008
Energy provider npower’s profits soared by 41% to €724m last year, its parent company said today.
Fri, 22 Feb, 2008
More customers face higher fuel bills today as energy provider E.ON has become the latest firm to unveil inflation-busting price rises for gas and electricity customers.
Fri, 08 Feb, 2008
Scottish Power today became the latest energy supplier to announce inflation-busting price rises.
Fri, 01 Feb, 2008
Households in the UK received a fresh blow to their finances tonight after the countrys largest energy supplier announced double-digit price hikes.
Fri, 18 Jan, 2008
British energy regulator Ofgem said today that there was no evidence that any of the recent gas and electricity price hikes are down to collusion between suppliers.
Wed, 16 Jan, 2008
Millions of households are bracing themselves for price hikes of 17.2% for gas and 12.7% for electricity which come into effect today.
Sat, 05 Jan, 2008
Financial and mining stocks led a rally for London’s leading shares as takeover speculation continued to buoy the market.
Fri, 11 May, 2007
The London market suffered losses of near to 1% today after a poor finish on Wall Street took its toll.
Plans for a “clean coal” power plant in England are being looked at by npower, it was announced today.
Wed, 12 Apr, 2006
Wholesale gas prices in the UK remained near record levels today after yesterday’s unprecedented warning that demand was outstripping supply.
Tue, 14 Mar, 2006
GERMAN energy giant RWE yesterday took its first step into the Irish electricity market when it signed contracts for gas supply and plant operation at the proposed independent power station at Tynagh, Co Galway.
Tue, 31 Aug, 2004
PowerGen says growth in its UK retail business has slowed amid tougher competition for household accounts.
Thu, 01 Nov, 2001
Gas shares were pushed upwards today following British Gas's announcement it planned to ramp up its bills.
Fri, 09 Feb, 2001
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