There is no obligation to have a smart meter installed and it is up to the consumer whether they agree to have one or not. But even if you’ve said you don’t want a meter fitted, what happens if you move into a property which has one already?
'It felt like a burglary had taken place': Couple whose energy supplier broke in and changed their locks when a former tenant failed to pay a £227 bill
James Mant, 44, and Victoria Parsons, 41, have filed a claim against Scottish Power after a year-long struggle following the break-in at their home in Whiteley, Hampshire. The company installed a prepaid gas meter during the break-in — even though it hadn’t supplied gas to the home since 2015 and the unpaid bill related to electricity usage. Scottish Power has apologised for the distress and says it made a ‘genuine error’.
Want to give to charity but short on cash? Our top tips on offering support - and you don't have to run a marathon
Charities constantly need our financial help. As a nation we give £10 billion a year to them – £190 for every adult in Britain. Despite this generosity, helping charities is not just about money. Toby Walne looks at the other ways that we can help that doesn't necessarily involve running a marathon or jumping out of a plane. Jade Sexton (pictured) donates unwanted shoes to a local hospice.
How to be a competition winner! Learn from the Baynham family, who entered a competition on a packet of biscuits and scooped a luxury safari
Competitions can be a financial winner, providing a great way to pay for expensive luxuries in life you might otherwise not be able to afford. Those who master the art of quizzes and prize draws will enjoy a share of the £300 million worth of prizes given away every year in Britain. There is no need for it to take over your life if you are shrewd about which competitions you enter.
How to get a fare deal: As the cost of rail transport soars, follow our ten-point guide to getting the cheapest train ticket
Rail passengers in the UK face the biggest spike in prices for five years. From the start of 2018, prices will increase by an average 3.4 per cent with 'regulated' fares - including season tickets - rising by 3.6 per cent. But there are ways you can fight back and our ten-point guide to help you beat ever-increasing rail fares is a good place to start.
How to avoid an iPhone X rip-off: From the cheapest deals to where you get the most for trading in an old handset
Apple fans can now get their hands on the new iPhone X handset - the most expensive handset ever launched by the tech giant. But with prices starting at £999 for a 64GB model they don't come cheap. So making sure you get the best deal is even more important if you are planning on making the investment.
THIS IS MONEY'S FIVE OF THE BEST BROADBAND DEALS
Sky's Unlimited Broadband deal is the cheapest deal available at £18 per month. Plus new customers get a £50 prepaid Mastercard. the contract lasts 12 months, after that the price jumps to £28.99, 19.95 setup fee applies.
NowTV's Brilliant Broadband Combo deal comes with Sky movies and Entertainment channels. It comes with connection speeds of up to 17Mbps and costs £29.98 per month with a £22 setup fee on a 12-month contract. After that the price jumps to £34.98 per month
Talk Talk's offers a Fast Broadband package with 17 Mbps speeds with a TV Plus box which allows you to record, pause and rewind live tv plus 6 Sky Entertainment channels It costs £18.95 a month with a £25 upfront cost.
Virgin Media's Vivid 100 Fibre Broadband and Talk Weekends deal comes with up to 100 Mbps speeds. It costs £37 per month on an 12 month contract. £20 setup fee applies. At the end of the contract the price jumps to £53 per month
BT offers Sky Sports and BT Sports bundled with a 52Mbps broadband package and a £95 prepaid Mastercard reward for £60.99 per month on an 18 month contract. £59.99 set up fee applies.
THIS IS MONEY'S FIVE OF THE BEST SPORTS TV DEALS
Sky's Sports Bundle with Unlimited Broadband comes with up to 17 Mbps speeds. It costs £57 per month with a £59.95 setup fee. At the end of the contract the price jumps to £78.49 per month
Virgin Media's Full House Bundle with both Sky Sports and BT Sport offers up to 200Mbps speeds. It costs £85 per month with a £20 activation fee. At the end of the contract the price jumps to £110 per month
BT's Max+ Unlimited Infinity contract offers up to 52Mbps speeds and BT Sports. It costs £42.99 per month and comes with a £100 BT giftcard. £59.99 setup fee applies.
NowTV's Broadband Unlimited deal with Sky Sports package comes with up to 34 Mbps speeds It costs £56.99 per month on an 12 month contract. £22 setup fee applies. At the end of the contract the price jumps to £69.98 per month
Talk Talk's TV with Faster Broadband and Sky Sports package comes with up to 18 Mbps speeds and free weekend calls. It costs £28.50 per month fixed for 18 months. At the end of the contract the price of sport jumps to £61 per month
How much does my electric heater cost to run? I've started to turn it on and am worried about my energy bill
How much does our electric heater cost to run? It's getting chillier and it is time to turn it on but I'm worried I'm running up large energy bills by having one. We explain why electric heaters tend to be one of the most expensive ways to keep warm - and how you can cut your costs if you need to use one.
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