Veolia Energy Heating Bills

I recently moved into a share ownership property that is in a large block of flats. We have been told that our heating, comparable to any gas charges, would have to be with  Veolia Energy and that we couldn't change. We were fine with the initial standing charge, about £45 when shown how much it would be, but assumed that that the usage wouldn't be that much as we only use the heating for hot water to was dishes and shower. However we are being given and extra £25-30 on top of the standing charge which seems so outrageous and our meter readings seem to rise more than the standard.  
I looked into general gas standing charges for other suppliers and found they were roughly £20-25 and looked up how much we used to use with British Gas and even when we were at our highest were only paying £50 for both totally. 
Has anyone else encountered 
Veolia and their high prices? Are they charging too much for Standing charges vs other suppliers? Is there anything that can be done to contest the fact they seem to be almost double the price of others? 

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  • KHull87 said:
    I recently moved into a share ownership property that is in a large block of flats. We have been told that our heating, comparable to any gas charges, would have to be with  Veolia Energy and that we couldn't change. We were fine with the initial standing charge, about £45 when shown how much it would be, but assumed that that the usage wouldn't be that much as we only use the heating for hot water to was dishes and shower. However we are being given and extra £25-30 on top of the standing charge which seems so outrageous and our meter readings seem to rise more than the standard.  
    I looked into general gas standing charges for other suppliers and found they were roughly £20-25 and looked up how much we used to use with British Gas and even when we were at our highest were only paying £50 for both totally. 
    Has anyone else encountered Veolia and their high prices? Are they charging too much for Standing charges vs other suppliers? Is there anything that can be done to contest the fact they seem to be almost double the price of others? 
    That sounds like a business energy contract.

    So standing charges etc may well be higher.
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    edited 19 December 2023 at 11:41AM
    That sounds like a business energy contract.
    Or a district heating system.
    KHull87 said:
    We were fine with the initial standing charge, about £45 when shown how much it would be, but assumed that that the usage wouldn't be that much as we only use the heating for hot water to was dishes and shower. However we are being given and extra £25-30 on top of the standing charge which seems so outrageous and our meter readings seem to rise more than the standard. 
    What does your meter record and how much are you being charged per unit?
    When you say you "only use the heating for hot water", how are you providing space heating to your flat?
    £30 a month is not, on the face of it, an unreasonable energy charge for heating and hot water.

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