The government’s new 2024 smart meter deadline will be impossible to achieve, a report from Energy UK has warned.

Energy suppliers could hike prices for customers who stick with traditional meters, in an effort to encourage uptake of smart meters, an energy minister has suggested to MPs.

Research published by auto-switching service Look After My Bills has shown that eight energy companies are still installing older generation smart meters for their customers.

Bulb smart energy meters across England have suddenly started speaking fluent Welsh, to the bemusement of English customers.

New data from energy and water experts Cornwall Insight shows that more than 50,000 smart metres will need to be installed every day in order for the government to meet targets of every home having one by 2020.

The rate of smart meter installations in the UK dropped in the last quarter of 2018, according to figures from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Engaged and proactive smart meter users can trim their annual energy bills by up to 20%, as a digitisation transforms our energy consumption and market.

Last week the government revealed new proposals aimed at promoting smart meter technology for small businesses across the UK.

The rate of smart meter installations over the last quarter has fallen by 10% compared to the previous three months.

Energy suppliers need to triple the amount of smart meters they are currently installing in order to meet a 2020 deadline, according to new research.