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Outfox The Market Ordered To Pay £600k In Feed-in Tariffs

The energy supplier could end up having its licence revoked if it fails to comply.   Ofgem has issued Outfox the Market with a provisional order, compelling the energy supplier...

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Apple Fined For Slowing Down Old IPhones

Apple has been fined 25 million euros (£21m, $27m) for deliberately slowing down older iPhone models without making it clear to consumers.  The fine was imposed by France’s competition and...

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Energy Bills Set To Fall For Millions Of Households

Energy bills are to fall for millions of British households this April after the regulator lowered price caps.  Ofgem has reduced the default price cap and pre-payment meter cap by...

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Water and Sewerage Bills Set To Fall By About £17 A Year

The average household’s water and sewerage bill will drop by about £17 a year in England and Wales.  Water UK, the industry trade body, said the average annual bill would...

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Half of UK 10-Year-Olds Own A Smartphone

Fifty per cent of the UK’s 10-year-olds owned a smartphone in 2019, according to a report by media regulator Ofcom.  The amount of young phone owners doubled between the ages...

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Ofcom Proposes New Rules To Help Boost WIFI

People and businesses could benefit from more reliable wifi, thanks to proposals set out by Ofcom.  Ofcom manages the UK’s airwaves – or spectrum – a finite resource that is...

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Ovo Energy To Pay £8.9m For Overcharging Customers

Ovo, which may become the UK’s second-largest energy company, has been forced to pay £8.9m by regulators after it overcharged customers.  The firm, which bought SSE’s retail business last year,...

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Mobile Roaming: What Will Happen To Charges After Brexit?

In June 2017, the European Union scrapped additional charges for roaming on mobile phones when you travel to another EU country.  Roaming is when you use your mobile phone abroad. ...

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Rogue Energy Brokers ‘con small businesses out of £2bn a year’

Small businesses are being conned out of £2bn by rogue “energy brokers” who lock them into long-term bad-value gas and electricity contracts, according to documents submitted to the energy regulator. ...

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Openreach Announces Another 250,000 Rural Premises That Will Get Full Fibre

More full fibre is always good and with Openreach racing towards its four million premises passed footprint deadline of March 2021 the news today that 250,000 of these premises will...

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