MSE News: Scottish Power bills to rise 7%

Former_MSE_Helen Former MSE Posts: 2,382 Forumite
"Scottish Power has become the fourth of the big six energy firms to announce price rises to hit just in time for winter ..."
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Scottish Power bills to rise 7%



  • good_advice
    good_advice Forumite Posts: 2,653
    1,000 Posts Combo Breaker Mortgage-free Glee! Rampant Recycler
    Knew it would only be time...
    My crystal ball made me change onto online fixed price January 2014 a few weeks ago and a couple of months before my tariff ended.
    It was a gamble at the time but seems I did the right thing to fix.
    The secret to success is making very small, yet constant changes.:)
  • Masqurin_Wizard
    Masqurin_Wizard Forumite Posts: 4 Newbie
    I applied for a fixed tariff with Scottish Power last week. Of course, I have not received a quote, signed a contract or otherwise had an acknowledgement from them yet.

    Are they likely to honour the tariffs that they were advertising at the time that I applied? Also, is there a record of their historical rates so that I can determine which my quote is based on when it is sent?
  • Scottish_Power
    Scottish_Power Organisation Representatives - Private Messages may not be monitored Posts: 1,263 Organisation Representative
    Masqurin Wizard

    If you e-mail some details to [EMAIL=""][email protected][/EMAIL] I can take a look for you. Thanks David @ ScottishPower
    Official Company Representative
    I am the official company representative of Scottish Power. MSE has given permission for me to post in response to queries about the company, so that I can help solve issues. You can see my name on the companies with permission to post list. I am not allowed to tout for business at all. If you believe I am please report it to [email protected] This does NOT imply any form of approval of my company or its products by MSE"
  • chanz4
    chanz4 Forumite Posts: 10,688
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper Xmas Saver!
    What people have to ask, where does free installation come from..... price rises thanks government
    Don't put your trust into an Experian score - it is not a number any bank will ever use & it is generally a waste of money to purchase it. They are also selling you insurance you dont need.
  • Maximum_Saving
    Maximum_Saving Forumite Posts: 183 Forumite
    I have changed from British Gas to Scottish fixed until March 2014.
  • GooliesOfFire
    GooliesOfFire Forumite Posts: 385 Forumite
    Makes me laugh how it all works.. The energy suppliers increase prices.. people use less gas/electricity.. the energy suppliers increase prices further because people use less energy and don't bring enough profits.. people use even less... prices have to go up again to protect profit levels....

    The government really has to step in I think.
  • flashnazia
    flashnazia Forumite Posts: 2,168 Forumite
    Does anyone have the new rates yet? Particularly for online version. 17?

    I don't get why direct debit customers have around 8% increase yet pay on receipt of bill users only have 1.8%?
    "fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." (Bertrand Russell)
  • NittyGritty
    NittyGritty Forumite Posts: 925
    Part of the Furniture 500 Posts Combo Breaker
    "Online Energy Saver 20

    Good news! You are not affected by this increase in prices
    or change to annual discounts. You will continue to benefit from a discount of 8.7% on our standard monthly Direct Debit prices (as at 27th February 2012) until 31st October 2013."

    anyone else confirm this is true? no hikes on this tarriff?
  • Pincher
    Pincher Posts: 6,554 Forumite
    Also, is there a record of their historical rates so that I can determine which my quote is based on when it is sent?

    All you have to do is to use and pretend your current tariff is whatever you want to know.

    For medium usage:

    £1,030 Online Fix November 2013, £70 Cashback MSE
    £1,030 Online Fix January 2014, £42 Cashback Quidco
    £1,083 Online Fix March 2014, £55 Casback Quidco
    £1,123 Online Fix April 2014, £42 Cashback Quidco.

    Adjusting for cashback, we see

    August 2012 available deal £1,030 - £70 = £960

    October 2012 (Now) available deal £1,123 - £42 = £1,081

    The difference is £1,081 - £960 = £121

    Forget the December rise, the price rise had already happened between August and October.
  • John_Pierpoint
    John_Pierpoint Forumite Posts: 8,389
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts
    edited 16 October 2012 at 4:15AM
    chanz4 wrote: »
    What people have to ask, where does free installation come from..... price rises thanks government
    It is clever isn't it:

    The government gets to meet some of its carbon reduction treaty obligations.

    The electricity company does not need to pay so much money towards "The second National Grid".

    The savvy consumer pays less on their power bill.

    The consumer (of the landlord ?) who has not bothered to insulate their property, pays the increased costs.

    Last week I had this diamond bead stuff pumped into my cavities for free:
    Cavity wall insulation can decrease a wall's U-Value from 1.5 to 0.5 W/m2K

    The message is clear: if you cannot beat them, join them.

    [You have until the first of January to get your cavities and loft insulated for free by the electricity company - after that the costs will be charged against your property, if you cannot pay the several hundred £'s in cash..]
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