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PM22
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edited 20 September 2022 at 3:21PM in Energy
Hi,
I live in a 2 bed flat and pay £88 for electricity and £79 for gas per month. The £88 for electricity was hiked to clear a £500 debt which I have now paid off.
However, I got an email today asking me to pay £395 per month which is over 4k per year. I thought all this had been stopped and capped at £2,500? Have I missed 
the point? Will my gas and electricity be 8k then?
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  • PM22
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    I thought it was capped at £2,500 for the average user? I am a below average user and they're trying to charge me 4k minus 400?????
  • Martico
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    You'd be best off posting on the energy boards. 
    You'll probably find it useful to dig up your annual energy usage in kWh as well, for both gas and electric
  • The_Fat_Controller
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    edited 20 September 2022 at 3:12PM
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    There isn't and never will be a cap on your total bill in ££££s.

    The only thing that is capped is the unit rate per kWh, so if you use more, you pay more.
  • Ebe_Scrooge
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    The £2500 is an illustrative figure based on broad average usage patterns.  The price per unit is capped, but you still have to pay for what you use, so your actual bill could be a lot more or a lot less than £2500.
    As above, the first thing to do is check what your actual usage has been over the last couple of years (look at the units, or KWh, ignore the actual cost).  Also, have you been submitting regular meter readings, or are the majority of your bills estimated?
  • double_dutchy
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    A "typical" user uses 2,900 Kwh of Electric and 12,000 Kwh of gas. If you use that amount you'll pay £2,500 a year (from October 1st) but if you use more you'll pay more (and if you use less you'll pay less).


  • PM22
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    2862.7 Kwh is how much electricity I used in the last year so why are they trying to change me £395 per month then? I don't get it


  • double_dutchy
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    ....and do you know the gas usage?

    Who is your supplier, are you on a variable tariff or a fixed tariff?
  • MSE_ForumTeam5
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    We've moved this to the Energy board
    Official MSE Forum Team member. Please use the 'report' button to alert us to problem posts, or email forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com
  • Martico
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    edited 20 September 2022 at 3:26PM
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    Yeah, that looks excessive.
    Assuming a daily standing charge of around 45p and cost per kWh of around 35p (these are ballpark estimates of the new cap - others may have better info), your annual electricity bill should be around £1,150, so £95 or so a month
  • Martico said:
    Yeah, that looks excessive.
    Assuming a daily standing charge of around 45p and cost per kWh of around 35p (these are ballpark estimates of the new cap - others may have better info), your annual bill should be around £1,150, so £95 or so a month
    That’a strong statement when we’re missing most of the required information?

     Tariff? Gas usage? Duel fuel or split supply? In credit or in debt right now?
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