Energy prices have reduced but daily standing charge hikes still shock households. These have tripled for domestic customers and businesses are paying as much as £6 per day per meter!
Derek Thomas MP has repeatedly raised the issue with Ministers in Parliament:- they say it’s a matter for Ofgem (the regulator). Derek and his colleagues took on the Ofgem CEO and he has bowed to pressure, launching an internal investigation into standing charges. Please write to Ofgem, this is your opportunity let them know your views. It can make a huge difference to the debate.
Write to Ofgem at StandingCharges@Ofgem.gov.uk, (by 19 January 2024). Or write to Derek who will forward your message. There are more details at https://tinyurl.com/ofgeminput Spreading costs across unit prices would also provide an incentive to become more energy efficient, which means that lower standing charges helps reduce carbon emissions.
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