Have details on new caps for energy unit rate and standing charges been released
yoyo1234 · 17/09/2022 20:09
Hello, just wondered what details have been released on new caps for energy standing charges and unit rates. I was wondering as there is a lot about how different ways of paying for your energy (eg prepayment, monthly pay as you use and monthly direct debit) are charged at different rates. If the cap is now going to be subsided by the government then will the energy providers have to provide it to all customers at the same rate and in that case can I change to paying for what I actually use monthly rather than a direct debit on what they want to charge me (lots of issues with them changing my monthly direct debit etc). Thanks, sorry not an AIBU .
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luxxlisbon · 17/09/2022 20:12
will the energy providers have to provide it to all customers at the same rate and in that case can I change to paying for what I actually use monthly rather than a direct debit on what they want to charge me (lots of issues with them changing my monthly direct debit etc). Thanks, sorry not an AIBU
The cap has nothing to do with your DD. Your DD is an agreement between you and your energy provider. Your provider can’t just change your direct debit without you agreeing to it.
Your DD can be lower than the suggested amount but obviously you can be in debt at the end of the billing cycle.
GetOffTheRoof · 17/09/2022 20:13
IcedOatLatte · 17/09/2022 20:18
Have they changed again? I haven't been watching the news for a few days, are they not what was announcde last week?
LidlMiddleLover · 17/09/2022 20:21
Not seen any actual numbers and nothing for those who don’t use gas or electric for heating They say there will be a fund but i expect it will be benefits people only as per usual
yoyo1234 · 17/09/2022 20:25
Thanks for the link @GetOffTheRoof .
I see in the link they say "Rates and standing charges are averages, which vary by region. Assumes payment via direct debit and includes VAT (at 5%). For those who pay each month after getting a bill, it's typically 6% higher."
Interesting that despite being subsidised some maybe more subsidised than others (especially looking at the prepayment meter higher standing charges and unit costs 🤔 ).
With my direct debit issue that is more to do with not "rocking the boat" with my provider that are causing lots of problems (complaints under going that I just want dealt with first).
cakeorwine · 17/09/2022 20:44
Energy Price Guarantee here
It will be around the figures in there, depending on region
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