Price Cap

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    Cornwall Insight release final forecast for July price cap

    Cornwall Insight has announced its final forecast for the July-September Q3 2024 Default Tariff Cap (price cap) following the closure of the observation window1 on 16 May. For a typical dual fuel household2 we predict the July price cap to be £1,574.37 per annum. This is a fall of approximately...

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    Policy roadblock slows growth of fixed energy tariffs

    New data from Cornwall Insight has revealed that the number of fixed energy deals entering the market has stalled since March, with only 33 tariffs currently available, matching the number at the end of the previous quarter. Out of the 33 tariffs, only 19 are currently available on the open...

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    Wholesale price hikes and Ofgem updates raise price cap forecast

    New Default Tariff Cap (price cap) forecasts from Cornwall Insight reveal a rise in predictions for both the July and October 2024 price cap periods against previous forecasts. Predictions for both quarters have risen by around 7%1, with a typical household2 now expected to pay £1,560 from July and £1,631...

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    Cornwall Insight responds to the announcement of the April price cap

    Ofgem has today announced the April Default Tariff Cap (price cap) at £1,690 a year for a typical dual fuel consumer1. This is a 12% decrease from January’s cap set at £1,928 a year. A healthy flow of gas across the Atlantic, coupled with a relatively mild winter, has seen...

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    Cornwall Insight’s final forecast for the April price cap

    The predictions for the Default Tariff Cap in this piece are out of date please click HERE to find our most up to date forecasts. Cornwall Insight has announced its final forecast for the April – June Q2 2024 Default Tariff Cap (price cap) following the closure of the observation window1 on...

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    Cheapest fixed energy tariff £130 more than April price cap forecasts

    Households choosing to sign up to any of the fixed energy tariffs currently available, could end up paying around £130 more on average than the projected April Default Tariff Cap (price cap), according to Cornwall Insight’s Domestic Tariff Report. Our latest price cap forecasts1 show the cap dropping by 16%...

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    Price cap predictions continue to fall despite disruption in the Red Sea

    Tensions in the Red Sea have failed to derail the prospect of lower household energy bills from April, as our latest forecast for the April 2024 Default Tariff Cap (price cap) indicates. Predictions have fallen £40 p/a since December, with a typical dual fuel consumer1 now expected to pay an...

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    Price cap predicted to fall by 14% in April

    The predictions for the Default Tariff Cap in this piece are out of date please click HERE to find our most up to date forecasts. Forecasts for the April 2024 Default Tariff Cap (price cap) show a fall of 14% in the second quarter of the year, with a typical dual fuel...

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    Urgent measures needed to prevent vicious cycle of supplier failure and rising bills

    In response to Ofgem’s announcement of a consultation on recovering bad debt, Dr Matthew Chadwick, Lead Research Analyst at Cornwall Insight said: “The energy price crisis has left millions of households struggling to pay their bills, even as prices have begun to fall. With government support all but ended for...

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    Cornwall Insight responds to the announcement of the January price cap

    The predictions for the Default Tariff Cap in this piece are out of date please click HERE to find our most up to date forecasts. Ofgem has today announced the January Default Tariff Cap (price cap) at £1,928 a year for a typical dual fuel consumer1. This is a 5% increase from...

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    City AM| Energy bills set to rise by 5%

    We released our final price cap predictions for January 2024, showing that average bills would be rising by £100. Dr Craig Lowrey our Principal Consultant explained why the UK’s reliance on energy imports, made it inevitable that energy bills would rise from current levels. City AM

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    Cornwall Insight’s final forecast for the January price cap

    The predictions for the Default Tariff Cap in this piece are out of date please click HERE to find our most up to date forecasts. Cornwall Insight has announced its final forecast for the January – March Q1 2024 Default Tariff Cap (price cap) following the closure of the observation window1 on...

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    Price cap forecast to remain above current level until end of 2024

    The predictions for the Default Tariff Cap in this piece are out of date please click HERE to find our most up to date forecasts. Forecasts for the 2024 Default Tariff Cap (price cap) have risen in response to growing volatility in the global wholesale energy market. Latest predictions, place a typical1...

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    Cornwall Insight release price cap forecasts for 2024

    The predictions for the Default Tariff Cap in this piece are out of date please click HERE to find our most up to date forecasts. Prior to the introduction of the October - December 2023 Default Tariff Cap (price cap), Cornwall Insight has announced its forecasts for 2024. Our new figures predict...

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    Social tariffs could cut energy bills by £300 for poorest households

    The predictions for the Default Tariff Cap in this piece are out of date please click HERE to find our most up to date forecasts. Introducing social tariffs has the potential to reduce the energy bills of the country's most vulnerable by over £330 a year, at a relatively low cost to...

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    Cornwall Insight’s response to the announcement of the October price cap

    The predictions for the Default Tariff Cap in this piece are out of date please click HERE to find our most up to date forecasts. Ofgem has today announced the October Default Tariff Cap (price cap) at £1,923 a year for a typical dual fuel consumer1 for the final three months of...

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    Cornwall Insight’s final forecast for the October price cap

    The predictions for the Default Tariff Cap in this piece are out of date please click HERE to find our most up to date forecasts. Cornwall Insight has announced its final forecast for the October – December Q4 2023 Default Tariff Cap (price cap) following the closure of the observation window1 on...

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    Radio 4 Today| October price cap forecast

    Following the release of our final price cap predictions for October, our Senior Consultant Kate Mulvany was interviewed on Radio 4's Today Programme. She spoke on the upcoming cap, what bills could look like going through 2024 and what consumers need to consider when looking at new tariffs. Radio 4...

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    Mixed outlook for energy bills as new cap announcement looms

    The predictions for the Default Tariff Cap in this piece are out of date please click HERE to find our most up to date forecasts. Cornwall Insight has unveiled its latest forecasts for the Default Tariff Cap (price cap) covering the period October 2023 (Q423) to September 2024 (Q324). The predictions, calculated...

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    Households unlikely to benefit from fixed tariffs over the coming year

    Data analysed by Cornwall Insight has shown that households choosing to sign up to any of the fixed energy tariffs currently available would be unlikely to experience savings in their energy bills over the next year when compared to Cornwall Insight’s forecast price cap rates1. As energy prices continue to...

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    Average price cap forecasts fall as Ofgem revises definition of typical energy consumption

    The predictions for the Default Tariff Cap in this piece are out of date please click HERE to find our most up to date forecasts. Prior to the upcoming introduction of the July Default Tariff Cap (price cap), Cornwall Insight is unveiling its latest predictions. Starting from October 2023, the forecast stands...

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    Guardian| Slight fall in price cap predictions

    Prior to the introduction of the July price cap, we released new forecasts that showed the price cap will only fall slightly over the winter, and are likely to remain above historic levels. Dr Craig Lowrey, a Principle Consultant at Cornwall Insight spoke on the urgency to review the price...

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    The Martin Lewis Money Show| Price cap

    Martin Lewis used our price cap data on his money show to help consumers make informed decisions about the new fixed rate tariffs hitting the market. The Martin Lewis Money Show - 39.50

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    This is Money/Daily Mail| Energy prices

    Wholesale energy prices are falling, however the July price cap level shows bills still remaining above historic averages, Head of Relationship Development Robert Buckley spoke to This is Money on why bills are not reducing faster. This is Money/Daily Mail

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    Radio 4 Today| Price Cap

    Our Senior Consultant Kate Mulvany was interviewed following Ofgem's announcement of the July price cap. Kate delved into the reasons behind the reduction in the price cap, shed light on the anticipated trajectory of customers' bills in the coming months, and explored the factors that could potentially influence energy prices....

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    Cornwall Insight responds to the announcement of the July Price cap

    The predictions for the Default Tariff Cap in this piece are out of date please click HERE to find our most up to date forecasts. Dr Craig Lowrey, Principal Consultant at Cornwall Insight said: “Ofgem’s announcement that July’s Default Tariff Cap (price cap) will fall to an average1 £2,074 p/a, will undoubtedly...

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    Reuters| Price Cap

    Our Principal Consultant, Craig Lowrey, was featured in Reuters, emphasising the need for cautious optimism regarding the energy crisis. While bills were projected to decrease, Craig cautioned that they would likely remain higher than pre-pandemic averages for the foreseeable future. Reuters

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    Cornwall Insight release final forecast for July price cap

    The predictions for the Default Tariff Cap in this piece are out of date please click HERE to find our most up to date forecasts. Cornwall Insight has announced its final forecast for the Q3 2023 Default Tariff Cap (price cap) following the closure of the observation window1 on 18 May. Based...

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    Cornwall Insight release price cap predictions for July and October 2023

    The predictions for the Default Tariff Cap in this piece are out of date please click HERE to find our most up to date forecasts. Prior to the introduction of the April-June 2023 Default Tariff Cap (price cap), Cornwall Insight are releasing our latest predictions for the third and fourth quarters of...

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    Cornwall Insight responds to the government’s announcement on the EPG

    The predictions for the Default Tariff Cap in this piece are out of date please click HERE to find our most up to date forecasts. Dr Craig Lowrey, Principal Consultant at Cornwall Insight said: “The announcement that the government will maintain the Energy Price Guarantee (EPG) at £2,500 has provided much-needed clarity for energy...