The north of England could be at the centre of a clean energy revolution, but instead faces economic decline under the government’s current decarbonisation plans, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has warned.
“Tens of thousands” of pay-as-you-go energy customers disconnected from their supplies last year because they couldn’t afford to top up the meter, Ofgem has revealed.
Here’s a roundup of the week’s mobile, broadband, and energy news:
Consumers are switching energy tariffs at record rates, with many abandoning Big Six suppliers in favour of smaller competitors, a report from Ofgem has found.
Telecoms regulator Ofcom has secured £700,000 from the government for a project aimed at using blockchain technology to make switching broadband and telephone provider, and keeping familiar phone numbers, simpler.
A £2.5m fund will enable charities to offer technological and cost-cutting support to vulnerable energy customers.