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Why the new Energy Price Cap won't affect Octopus Energy

Pete Miller, Head of Customer Experience Pricing

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How we’re trying to help you avoid surprise debt

Surprise debt is a big problem in energy. Find out how we're working to tackle this issue head-on with our customers with regular account health check-ups...

April Foolishness: Why every Big Six supplier is hiking prices, and we’re cutting ours

Customers on our standard Flexible Octopus tariff will see a price cut of around £30 per year* – that’s a 2% drop for electricity, and a 4% drop for gas.

Should I go for a fixed or flexible tariff?

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The Energy Price Cap is Increasing

What does the increase mean for you?

Octopus Energy: built to last

This year has seen a number of newer energy suppliers going bust, prompting some of our customers to ask whether we’ll go the same way. Here's why you can be confident we're here for the long haul.

Octopus Referrals: Your Questions Answered

We’ve created this walk through to answer your questions, show you where you can find your referral code, when you can expect to receive your referral payments and how we pay these rewards to you.

We welcome the PM’s energy price cap pledge

We're delighted with the PM's decision to enforce an energy price cap to stop millions of families being ripped off.

Octopus Tracker: first impressions

One of the first Octopus Tracker customers shares what he thinks about the new tariff and its features.

Why are tracker tariffs so important?

Tracking the wholesale energy cost ensures you always get good value, and importantly, enables you to use energy in a way that's cheaper for you and better for the planet. 

Why we support the government's price cap proposals

A price cap on energy prices will create a fairer energy market for UK consumers and end the misery of millions overpaying on Big Six exploitative tariffs. 

Greg Jackson talks Relative Price Cap on BBC Radio 4 Today Programme

If energy companies want to offer low prices to win new customers, they should have to give good prices to all their customers. That's why we support the proposals for a relative price cap.

Death of "tease and squeeze"?

Octopus Energy is Supporting John Penrose's Proposed "Relative Cap" On Energy Company Prices

Why are British Gas Really More Expensive?

We take a closer look at claims that the big suppliers are expensive because they have to pay obligations that smaller suppliers don't.

The state of wholesale energy prices in 2017, and what it means for bills

A look at what's happened to the wholesale cost of energy over the past 12 months, and what it means for bills.

Where does your money go?

Energy bills. They're a decent chunk of household expenses, yet many don't know where their money goes.

What drives wholesale energy prices?

The wholesale cost is a big chunk of your energy bill – and to understand why it varies, it's helpful to know a bit about how the energy market works.

When is a saving not a saving?

3 questions to ask when your old supplier tries to stop you switching.

Octopus Energy calls for greater transparency in energy pricing

We believe that when choosing a supplier, customers should be aware of likely future pricing. 

More info on Octopus's analysis of Tease and Squeeze

The BBC has covered our analysis of Tease and Squeeze energy pricing. Here we share more details on methodology and data.

Exposing the real price of energy

Beneath the glittering facade of cheap fixed deals lies a snarling beast called the Standard Variable Tariff (SVT), which pounces the moment you forget to run (or switch).

Most homes would slash their bills with Octopus Energy

More than 60% of households could make big savings by switching to Octopus, as well as knowing they’re doing their bit to help save the planet.

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