Fixed direct debits are designed to provide an element of predictability to our customers by spreading the cost of their energy usage across the year. It is based on an average of the predicted consumption across the year taking into account the impact of the weather...
Government announces legislation to power low-carbon economic growth, to protect consumers and to keep the lights on
“...we can and will put consumers in control by driving a wedge between wholesale energy prices and consumer bills. That's why we propose to legislate in the Energy Bill to ensure that consumers are placed on the cheapest tariff that meets their preferences.”
23rd November 2012, Warwick: First Utility, the UK’s largest independent energy...
An update from our Operational Director, Dave D’Arcy
We’d like to thank...
Extract from Government press release dated 21/11/12
“I am determined...
Lauren Pope is the editor for Energy Forecaster, a site dedicated to helping business get ahead on energy issues.
First Utility has always been an innovator amongst utility companies. We were the first to roll out smart meter technology to all customers almost four years ago and now we have another first.
Yes, you did read that right – £337 million! New research from price comparison site uSwitch today suggests that the British public could save £337 million on their bills if they were to switch to one of the UK’s smaller suppliers. And with First Utility offering the cheapest UK energy deal, we couldn’t agree more!
This year two First Utility folks are taking on the London Marathon – as one of these budding athletes is me, I thought I’d post a quick pre-marathon blog ahead of the race to drum up some support.
Many of you will have seen the news today in which Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced plans to force the Big Six energy suppliers to tell all customers what their cheapest tariff would be each year. It is hoped that the scheme will help customers save up to £100 a year on their energy bills.
Did you make it in to work on time this morning? Or were you caught out by the clocks going forward? British Summer Time officially started yesterday, and with the good weather starting early in year again, I’m keen to share some sunny thoughts of my own with our blog readers.
A new year often invites change, and here at First Utility, we have just announced a change at the top, with the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer.
I’d like to officially welcome Ian McCaig as he takes the helm. As his predecessor, I am pleased to be handing over to someone with such an exceptional business track record.
Winter is in full swing and I'm certain I'm speaking for us all when I say we have all reluctantly had to turn up that thermostat.
It’s thought an estimated 20% of the population regularly turned off their heating last winter due to financial concerns so new ways to save money are always welcome.
With Christmas just days away we want to hear your best Winter Warmer gift ideas. It might be a pair of microwavable slippers or even a slanket! Our challenge to you is to find your best winter warmer Christmas gift and tell us why.
We’ve had some great news here at First Utility HQ this week – we’ve been listed 21st in the Fast Track 100 league table. Some of you may have noticed our appearance in The Sunday Times exclusive supplement that lists Britain’s privately-owned companies with the fastest-growing sales. We now join the likes of big brand names such as Innocent Drinks, Carphone Warehouse and Ella’s Kitchen as Fast Track 100 success stories.
Here at First Utility HQ we’re always looking at new ways in which we can share our thoughts with you, making sure you know the latest news first. So we’re pleased to tell you that we’ve joined Twitter to do just that! Find us at twitter.com/first_utility
This is our official Twitter page where we'll keep you updated on what we're doing and all the new technologies that are changing the way we think and feel about energy
It seems that the energy headlines are here to stay. Several weeks have passed now with little change in sentiment; there is a growing anti ‘Big Six’ feeling and people are demanding change.
The Government recently announced it would be holding an Energy Summit to discuss measures to help consumers save money on their energy bills. The meeting took place yesterday, attended by the Prime Minister and representatives from the energy companies plus consumer groups. I also attended.
Over the last few days strong, headline grabbing language has been forthcoming from Chris Huhne MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, and his shadow in the Labour party, Meg Hillier MP, about the stranglehold of the ‘Big Six’ on the utility market and how this detrimentally affects the consumer.
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