adonis wrote: »
If the politicians are so worried about how much energy is costing us, why are they not removing VAT from it?
MillicentBystander wrote: »
Then your income tax would increase and I'm suspecting that wouldn't go down too well? Increasingly looking like your income tax is going up anyway due to the imminent removal of green levies on utility bills. It's not like the Govt can simply stop taxing one commodity/service and not put it onto another is it?
undaunted wrote: »
I think you've just answered your own query maygar - I can't see them doing anything that they don't have to / can justify not doing. It's no different to what would happen if wholesale / general prices had dropped really ie you got what you had asked for, a fixed price & would have had no grounds for complaint
Bluebirdman_of_Alcathays wrote: »
The interest argument baffles me.
With the 12 month DD cycle, the consumer owes the energy company as often as vice versa. However, the consumer is getting 6% off their bill, you'll be lucky to get 1% in a bank.
If we want to avoid the situation where people are holding each others money why not whack everyone on a PPM. Consumption would plummet I'd imagine....
reeac wrote: »
The energy firms like to foist excessive DD charges onto their customers, leading to permanent credit [company owing consumer]. If you object then they'll usually climb down but they rely on customer passivity just like insurance firms quoting excessive premioms at renewal time.
Here’s how to extend them
They’re normally £10
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