Richard Lloyd

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First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Energy bills up 137 per cent from ten years ago

Consumers are paying about £410 more on their energy bills every year compared to a decade ago despite using less energy, a report by Which? has found.Data from the consumer watchdog’s Fair Energy Prices campaign shows yearly spend on energy rose by 52 ... [Published Utility Week - 3 hours ago]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

Care postcode lottery revealed by Which?

Funding for continuing care shouldn't depend on where you livePeople in England who have complex medical needs face a postcode lottery as to whether the NHS pays for their care, Which? research has uncovered.Even though a new framework was introduced ... [Published Which? - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Pension charges cap confirmed

Steve Webb, minister for pensions, has today launched a command paper outlining the new charges cap on default pension plans .Pension charge cap to be set at 0.75%The government is pushing ahead with the 0.75% charge cap on workplace pensions it has been ... [Published Which? - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 8 reports

UK consumers ‘using less but paying £410 more for energy’

Oct 17, 2014 Infrastructure & Generation , Markets & Finance 0Consumers in the UK are paying £410 more for their gas and electricity every year than they did a decade ago despite using less energy, Which? reveals.It found energy spending has rocketed ... [Published Energy Live News - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Ulster Bank among losers as customers switch

More than 1.2 million current account holders have switched to a new provider in the first year of a new initiative aimed at taking the hassle out of swapping banks.A total of 1,203,334 switches took place between the start of October last year and the ... [Published NewsLetter - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Chancellor tells over-55s they can use their pensions like a bank account

The Chancellor has been accused of being on a “reckless joyride” of reforms, as he told savers they would be able to use their pensions like a bank account, withdrawing as much as they please, from the age of 55.George Osborne said that workers will be ... [Published Mindful Money - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

UK Heating Oil Users See Annual Prices Fall By £400

Figures released by UK heating oil comparison website BoilerJuice has revealed that heating oil users in England could pay up to £400 less for their annual supply of oil this year, if they stock-up now.With gas and electricity prices still on the rise, ... [Published OilFiredUp Rural Energy News - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Making Magic

BHS Magic Belles pass on skills  to aspiring young dancersBy Nikki VelardeThe Belton JournalThe Belton High School Magic Belles held the Fall Dance Clinic for kids last Saturday from 1 to 4 for kids in kindergarten to 5th grade. The Belles taught the ... [Published The Belton Journal - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Watchdog group to UK government: cut back smart meter rollout costs -- now

While the UK’s nationwide smart meter rollout isn’t scheduled to begin until the end of next year, consumer watchdog group Which? wants the government to take action now to cut back what it says will be spiraling rollout costs. The ₤10.9 billion (about ... [Published Smart Grid News - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Comment: ‘Price to beat’ points to fair deal

CONSUMER trust in energy suppliers is at rock bottom, so big changes are needed to repair this broken market, says Richard LloydAs THE nights start to draw in, many of us will begin to wonder when the heating will need to go on again.With the average ... [Published The Scotsman - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 07 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 2 reports

Which? CEO appeals to British Government to reduce smart meter costs

Richard Lloyd Executive Director of Which? The UK’s largest consumer body has submitted a letter to Energy Secretary, Ed Davey, in which he puts forth an appeal for British government to reduce the installation costs of smart meters, ahead of the nationwide ... [Published Metering.com - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 5 reports

Small energy firms can be as bad as ‘big six’ at handling complaints, says Ofgem

Ofgem said the satisfaction scores in its survey were 'frankly awful'. Photograph: Christopher ThomondThe new breed of small independent gas and electricity suppliers can be as bad as the “big six” when it comes to complaints handling, the energy industry ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 26 2014]

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Which? executive director, Richard Lloyd, said: "it is shocking that people are paying more despite using less."
Which? executive director Richard Lloyd said: "these proposals, alongside other reforms to the payday market, will be good news for millions of borrowers but information alone will not be the answer to the bad practices found across the credit market."

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Energy bills up 137 per cent from ten years ago [Published Utility Week - 3 hours ago]
Care postcode lottery revealed by Which? [Published Which? - Oct 19 2014]
Vodafone customers £15,000 billing nightmare af... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 17 2014]
Pension charges cap confirmed [Published Which? - Oct 17 2014]
UK consumers ‘using less but paying £410 more f... [Published Energy Live News - Oct 17 2014]
Energy bills go up but we are using less! [Published FemaleFirst.co.uk - Oct 17 2014]
Weekly Money: Round-up of the personal finance ... [Published The Independent - Oct 17 2014]
How energy bills have surged by £400 in a decad... [Published Mail Online UK - Oct 17 2014]
Energy bills rise 52% in a decade... for using ... [Published Wales Online - Oct 17 2014]
Consumers paying '£410 more for energy' than 10... [Published itv.com - Oct 17 2014]
Energy bills leap $410 in a decade even though ... [Published Mail Online UK - Oct 17 2014]
Energy bills sky rocket by more than £400 - des... [Published Mirror.co.uk - Oct 17 2014]
UK energy bill crisis looms as consumers pay mo... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 17 2014]
Find Out Which Renowned Homes Were Practically ... [Published BobVila.com - Oct 16 2014]
Ulster Bank among losers as customers switch [Published NewsLetter - Oct 15 2014]
UK Heating Oil Users See Annual Prices Fall By ... [Published OilFiredUp Rural Energy News - Oct 15 2014]
Making Magic [Published The Belton Journal - Oct 15 2014]
Watchdog group to UK government: cut back smart... [Published Smart Grid News - Oct 14 2014]
Chancellor tells over-55s they can use their pe... [Published Mindful Money - Oct 14 2014]
Comment: ‘Price to beat’ points to fair deal [Published The Scotsman - Oct 14 2014]
Accused Vero Beach murderer captured here in Ok... [Published Florida Newszap - Oct 12 2014]
Is the UK not so smart on metering? [Published Electronic Weekly - Oct 11 2014]
Big Six energy firms made £2.8 BILLION profits ... [Published Mirror.co.uk - Oct 10 2014]
Payday loan costs set to tumble after CMA proposal [Published Moneywise Magazine - Oct 09 2014]
Experts respond to payday loan plans [Published Personal Finance and Savings - Oct 09 2014]
Nashville: ‘It’ city [Published Tennessean - Oct 09 2014]
Payday lenders will be forced to sign up to a p... [Published Mail Online UK - Oct 09 2014]
Which? CEO appeals to British Government to red... [Published Measurement Devices for Industry & Science - Oct 08 2014]
‘Better Late Than Never for Struggling Borrower... [Published The Bip - Oct 08 2014]
Which? CEO appeals to British Government to red... [Published Metering.com - Oct 08 2014]
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Rip-off Britain: UK shoppers pay more for techn... [Published Tech Digest - Jul 22 2014]
It’s something that people in the UK have always suspected, but now Which? has made it official – Britons pay far more for new technology products than consumers in the US. The consumer watchdog compared the prices, excluding tax, of 13 identical ...
Expert Analyzes Pictures of Malaysia Airlines D... [Published WSJ.com Video - News - Jul 18 2014]
The debris will provide crucial clues as investigators work to determine what brought down Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine. The WSJ's Deborah Kan speaks to former UN Weapons Inspector Richard Lloyd about what they're looking for ...
Iron Dome, Missile Defense, and scientific ideo... [Published RedState Blog - Jul 16 2014]
One of the reasons the current Hamas offensive has been such a colossal failure is because of the Israeli anti-missile system called Iron Dome . From the Washington Post, Iron Dome, Israel’s antimissile system, changes calculus of fight with Hamas ...
Israel's Iron Dome Is a 'Total Failure' at Its ... [Published Mashable! - Jul 11 2014]
Even though Israel’s U.S.-funded “Iron Dome” rocket-defense interceptors appear to be hitting Hamas rockets in recent days, they are almost certainly failing in the crucial job of detonating those rockets’ shrapnel-packed explosive warheads, expert ...
Prog Fans Should Make a Pilgrimage to See Wishb... [Published The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper - May 10 2014]
British prog-rock group Wishbone Ash play the Triple Door Sun. May 11. They were renowned in the early '70s for their often searing, serpentine dual-guitar attack and deft ability to blend rock, folk, and classical music into catchy, interestingly ...
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