Should the energy standing charge be lowered and unit rates increased instead?
Currently, under the Energy Price Cap everyone pays almost £300 a year just for the facility of having electricity and gas – even before any is used – due to the daily standing charge.
There's a call for input from energy regulator Ofgem at the moment, so we want your view. If the standing charge is cut, it will increase the cost of each unit of energy used – some argue the problem with this is it penalises vulnerable customers (for example, the elderly or ill) with high usage.
So we want to hear from you…
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