Scottish Power just increased my DD by £60/month!

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emeraldbugle
emeraldbugle Posts: 1,063 Forumite
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Yikes, they must think I have an extra £60 a month to spare. Do they not realise that I don't use the heating in summer.

Off to phone them......:rolleyes:

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  • Premier_2
    Premier_2 Posts: 15,141 Forumite
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    Have you considered paying on receipt of bill?
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  • emeraldbugle
    emeraldbugle Posts: 1,063 Forumite
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    Premier wrote: »
    Have you considered paying on receipt of bill?

    Yes, but would just rather try and keep the same monthly payments though, suppose could just move the money to a savings account instead.

    We moved in this property in August, so after a year we should know what our yearly consumption is, then hopefully the payments will be steady. It was just a huge shock!
  • Magentasue
    Magentasue Posts: 4,229 Forumite
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    Yikes, they must think I have an extra £60 a month to spare. Do they not realise that I don't use the heating in summer.

    Off to phone them......:rolleyes:

    I'm sure they do. How many kwh have you used since August and what is the balance on your account?
  • emeraldbugle
    emeraldbugle Posts: 1,063 Forumite
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    I'm afraid they are probably right to increase it. It was probably set too low to start with. Just have to grin and bear it till August till we get a better picture.
  • Magentasue
    Magentasue Posts: 4,229 Forumite
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    Watch your credit balance build over the summer and keep in mind how much you will need to pay for increased use over winter. Aim to pay enough to achieve a zero balance this time next year, but not so much that you have a large credit balance next April.
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