MSE News: First £12 green levy rebate to come on your next electricity bill

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Electricity customers will get a £12 rebate off their next energy bill as a result of Government moves to lower costs
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First £12 green levy rebate to come on your next electricity bill'

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  • MakeandsaveMakeandsave Forumite
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    Along with the rebate comes a price rise no doubt!
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  • Andy_WSMAndy_WSM Forumite
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    £12 a year?

    £1 a month!

    Not even a first class stamp per day.

    Thanks Gov. Sometimes it would just be better if they stopped meddling.
  • lstar337lstar337 Forumite
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    Along with the rebate comes a price rise no doubt!
    Not on a fixed deal. ;)
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Forumite
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    Saw a £12 credit on my account a couple of days ago, and wondered what it was. Now I know!
  • spikyonespikyone Forumite
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    Andy_WSM wrote: »
    £12 a year?

    £1 a month!

    Not even a first class stamp per day.

    Thanks Gov. Sometimes it would just be better if they stopped meddling.



    Some people will complain about anything - better that it's in your pocket than theirs. In reality we should not be paying the levy in the first place, and it would be far better if the government stopped using "environmental" issues as an excuse for taxes.
  • r2015r2015 Forumite
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    What about customers who have just swapped their gas and electricity, is it paid via their old or new supplier?
    over 73 but not over the hill.
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    edited 16 October 2014 at 5:59PM
    r2015 wrote: »
    What about customers who have just swapped their gas and electricity, is it paid via their old or new supplier?
    Whichever electricity supplier that was supplying you on 12 October 2014 will pay you this year's £12.
  • spikyone wrote: »
    Some people will complain about anything - better that it's in your pocket than theirs. In reality we should not be paying the levy in the first place, and it would be far better if the government stopped using "environmental" issues as an excuse for taxes.

    Agree that the scheme is arcane, but the UK's building stock is going to have to be fixed (made more energy efficient) somehow.

    You can either pay for it yourself, or Government will tax you to offer incentives to do it yourself. I prefer the former but that's not a possibility for everyone, hence ECO and the like.
  • Andy_WSMAndy_WSM Forumite
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    spikyone wrote: »
    Some people will complain about anything - better that it's in your pocket than theirs. In reality we should not be paying the levy in the first place, and it would be far better if the government stopped using "environmental" issues as an excuse for taxes.

    It should never have been refunded. The money should be used to help finance the next generation of nuclear plants, rather than outsourcing to China or for continuing to invest in renewables.

    The only reason we are being given back pennies a day is to win votes. Isn't it obvious?!
  • spikyonespikyone Forumite
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    Smiley_Dan wrote: »
    Agree that the scheme is arcane, but the UK's building stock is going to have to be fixed (made more energy efficient) somehow.

    You can either pay for it yourself, or Government will tax you to offer incentives to do it yourself. I prefer the former but that's not a possibility for everyone, hence ECO and the like.

    Quite, and this is the problem with almost all benefits - robbing Peter to pay Peter (sic), whilst massively devaluing what you've robbed by putting it through a dozen layers of administration before it gets back where it started. Not to mention the costs of reporting by energy companies and enforcement/monitoring by Ofgem, which end up being paid by the same customers.

    How this kind of scheme ever gets introduced is beyond me.
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