Big energy firms bump up prices – it’s time to fight back! The This is Money podcast

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British Gas have revealed this week that more than four million households face a 5.5 per cent bill increase from the end of May thanks to changes to its standard variable tariff.

Hot on its heels, EDF Energy announced it will be hiking the cost of energy bills by 1.4 per cent for 1.3million customers.

Energy: The latest podcast looks at the latest energy price rises - and the furore around smart meters

Energy: The latest podcast looks at the latest energy price rises - and the furore around smart meters

Energy: The latest podcast looks at the latest energy price rises – and the furore around smart meters

In this week’s podcast, Rachel Rickard Straus and Lee Boyce tell presenter Georgie Frost it is time for people to fight back and switch.

On the energy theme, we talk about our campaign to stop power firms using bullying tactics in order to force households into getting a smart meter – and why it is better to wait until the end of the year.

We take a look at some of the methods to make your home more energy efficient, including insulation and wood burning stoves.

We also discuss how to give money to charity in a tax efficient way – and whether or not loyalty cards are still worth having.

The latter comes as changes to Avios and Nectar are imminent, and Virgin Money unveils two credit cards to garner miles for Virgin Atlantic flights.

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