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If Rates Drop Will Bills Go Up?



  • KimYeovil
    KimYeovil Posts: 6,156 Forumite
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    iamesbo wrote: »
    No it does not benefit anyone, except perhaps the very well off who have more than one dwelling as you apparently do. The fixed costs for your second supply are still there, but now rather than you paying the cost as you should do, less well off people
    are being overcharged to pay it for you as the gas company will recover all its costs from someone. So we have socialism in reverse, the poor subsidising the rich, much as it has always been.
    No household could use so little gas to not pay any of the second rate for gas, not without freezing to death anyway.

    Oh well. That was a short-lived cessation. :rotfl: To arms!

    Rubbish. You've got it the wrong way round. The two tiers result in the high consumers subsidising the very low consumers. Whilst with electricity it is tricky to use much less than the first tier, it is very easy to use only first tier gas. Low consumers (most often the poor) pay less as they do not pay their full standing charge.
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