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Press releases

First Utility launches UK’s cheapest broadband for all as internet streaming overtakes ‘live’ TV

Mon, 24/07/2017

New research shows two-thirds of all Brits are now watching their favourite programmes via catch...


Loyalty tax: 8.3m households penalised £3.7bn by the Big Six

Wed, 05/07/2017

Analysis from First Utility around new Ofgem data shows the significant scale of overspend resulting...


Half of all DIY jobs end in disaster, new data shows (with a quarter ending in injury)

Wed, 24/05/2017

Wonky measuring, water leaks and personal injury among the most common DIY mishaps Lack of confidence...


First Utility CEO, Ian McCaig to leave the business end of September

Wed, 03/05/2017

First Utility today announced that CEO of First Utility Group, Ian McCaig will be leaving the business...


First Utility launches Home Services offering on-demand help from top rated tradespeople

Mon, 24/04/2017

Launch aims to help the two thirds (66%) of UK homes that don’t have emergency cover Over half...


First Utility to challenge broadband Big Four as it takes energy success into new markets

Thu, 23/03/2017

First Utility, the UK’s largest independent energy provider and challenger to the Big Six, today launched...


UK has overspent £7bn in the last three years while stuck on standard variable energy tariffs

Thu, 16/03/2017

Ahead of a House of Commons debate into the energy market, new data released by First Utility shows that...


First Utility announces tariff change

Fri, 24/02/2017

Large increases in policy and wholesale costs drive price increase First Utility, the largest independent...


First Utility and Warwick University use behavioural science to save energy

Mon, 20/02/2017

First Utility, with offices in Warwick and Coventry, is the largest challenger to the Big Six energy...


First Utility adds to its growing collection of customer service accolades

Fri, 17/02/2017

First Utility, the largest challenger to the Big Six energy providers, has become the only Netmums-accredited...


Safe and Secure with First Utility

Mon, 28/11/2016

Energy startup, GB Energy regretfully announced this weekend that it has ceased trading after two years,...


Energy giants pocket money from vulnerable customers

Thu, 17/11/2016

Households receiving government grants overcharged £440 million (1) a year. 17 November - First Utility,...


First Utility wins 2017 Customer Service of the Year award for utilities

Tue, 08/11/2016

First Utility, the largest challenger to the Big Six energy providers, has been award the Customer Service...


£2.2bn Energy Overspend Fuels Winter of Discontent

Mon, 31/10/2016

31 October 2016: The next four months could see the UK spend £2.2bn (1) more on energy that it needs...


First Utility Announces New Chairman

Wed, 05/10/2016

First Utility, the UK’s largest and fastest growing independent energy company, today announces the...


First Utility statement re Ofgem

Wed, 03/08/2016

Ofgem response to CMA: proposals will not protect disengaged consumers overpaying by billions on their...


Energy Secretary Amber Rudd opens First Utility’s new Coventry office as it quadruples in size

Mon, 04/07/2016

First Utility, the UK’s leading challenger to the Big Six, today announced it has quadrupled in size...


CMA misses the mark: Remedies to fuel greater complexity in domestic energy market

Fri, 24/06/2016

First Utility, the UK’s largest independent energy provider, today expressed deep dissatisfaction with...


One in six energy customers now signed up with independent suppliers as Big Six lose grip on market

Tue, 21/06/2016

Monday, 13 June 2016 - New data released today reveals that one in six dual fuel customers (17.4%) (1)...


British households overspending by a combined £4 billion a year on their energy

Fri, 27/05/2016

New research reveals British households overspending by a combined £4 billion a year on their energy...


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