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    • Former MSE Helen
    • By Former MSE Helen 8th Aug 13, 8:09 AM
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    MSE News: Npower cuts down its tariffs but kills off top pick
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    • 8th Aug 13, 8:09 AM
    MSE News: Npower cuts down its tariffs but kills off top pick 8th Aug 13 at 8:09 AM
    "Npower has today cut the number of energy tariffs it sells from seven to four, but it's axing one of the top fixes..."

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    • Nada666
    • By Nada666 8th Aug 13, 8:41 AM
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    • 8th Aug 13, 8:41 AM
    Yay! It's what the customers want, don't you know? So says Ofgem so it must be true.
  • Wywth
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    • 8th Aug 13, 8:58 AM
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    • 8th Aug 13, 8:58 AM
    MSE voters also appear to support this move.

    In a recent poll, only 1 in 5 wanted to keep the previous system of multiple tariffs
    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/24-06-2013/should-there-be-fewer-gas-and-electricity-deals

    Well done everybody

    Edit:
    This is a similar result to a similar MSE poll carried out a couple of years ago
    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/26-09-2011/are-there-too-many-gas-electricity-choices
    Last edited by Wywth; 08-08-2013 at 9:04 AM.
    • rogerblack
    • By rogerblack 8th Aug 13, 9:43 AM
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    • 8th Aug 13, 9:43 AM
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    • 8th Aug 13, 9:43 AM
    MSE voters also appear to support this move.
    Originally posted by Wywth
    To a very, very limited extent.
    8% favour fewer tarrifs over the current system.
    30% would prefer regulated fixed prices with no competition.
  • Wywth
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    • 8th Aug 13, 9:58 AM
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    • 8th Aug 13, 9:58 AM
    To a very, very limited extent.
    8% favour fewer tarrifs over the current system.
    30% would prefer regulated fixed prices with no competition.
    Originally posted by rogerblack
    I think you must be looking at different polls to the ones I linked to

    80% favour fewer tarrifs over the current system including about 50% who would prefer regulated prices or nationalisation (No competition, the regulator fixes prices) or one flat rate per company.
    • mr_jrt
    • By mr_jrt 8th Aug 13, 10:20 AM
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    • 8th Aug 13, 10:20 AM
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    • 8th Aug 13, 10:20 AM
    Glad I got in a week or two back on the Feb 2015 deal when I did then as my old tariff ended at the end of August...seems I still have to hang around for 12 months for the DD rebate though

    They still wanted to bump my DD payments up 30/month for the standard variable tariff knowing full well everything would be changing though. :|
    Last edited by mr_jrt; 08-08-2013 at 10:22 AM.
    • William Barnes
    • By William Barnes 8th Aug 13, 11:53 AM
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    • 8th Aug 13, 11:53 AM
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    • 8th Aug 13, 11:53 AM
    Last year when the government announced this hairbrained scheme I predicted that it would be the better tariffs than would disappear. Seems I was right. And that regular switchers would be the ones penalised.
    If only politicians lived in the real world, sigh. Maybe they could have foreseen this too.
  • JamesMason
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    • 8th Aug 13, 12:38 PM
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    • 8th Aug 13, 12:38 PM
    RMR. Many have reduced to 3 or 4 tariffs anyway, so NPower perhaps being slow?

    Also an advantage with kicking the top pick results in less switching in, allowing for more breathing room given their current issues.
    • miller
    • By miller 8th Aug 13, 3:33 PM
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    • 8th Aug 13, 3:33 PM
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    • 8th Aug 13, 3:33 PM
    Glad I got in a week or two back on the Feb 2015 deal when I did then as my old tariff ended at the end of August...seems I still have to hang around for 12 months for the DD rebate though
    Originally posted by mr_jrt
    Well done for noticing this sneaky one tucked away in their T&C's. It is effectively a sliding cancellation penalty. Scottish Power (previous supplier) applied discounts pro-rata when bills were calculated which is much fairer.

    If they offer a raw deal (or no deal) in February, you would have to factor the 50 or so discount accumulated, but not paid into the equation. Or reassess in August 2014 once the discount has been paid.
    • MarkBargain
    • By MarkBargain 11th Aug 13, 9:12 AM
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    I hope we are all enjoying privatisation as these companies make huge profits and the executives running them get rich. Next up, Post Office, the NHS, even the Blood Service!
    • anotheruser
    • By anotheruser 11th Aug 13, 2:01 PM
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    Glad I got in a week or two back on the Feb 2015 deal when I did then as my old tariff ended at the end of August.
    Originally posted by mr_jrt
    Same here.
    They have been... okay so far. Nothing amazing.

    Got a letter saying "we're your new gas supplier", no word of electric (despite signing for dual fuel).
    Sign up online and it shows electricity but no gas

    Will wait for it all to settle and see then.
    • miller
    • By miller 12th Aug 13, 3:42 PM
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    Same here.
    They have been... okay so far. Nothing amazing.

    Got a letter saying "we're your new gas supplier", no word of electric (despite signing for dual fuel).
    Sign up online and it shows electricity but no gas

    Will wait for it all to settle and see then.
    Originally posted by anotheruser
    For me it was the other way round (electric and not gas, despite signing for both).

    They have not even asked for meter readings yet to send to the old supplier, yet they have managed to set up the direct debit to be taken at the end of August. Funny that.
    • miller
    • By miller 15th Aug 13, 3:11 PM
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    Now it is showing as

    Your tariff:

    Online Price Fix Feb 2015 Elec DD
    Online Price Fix Feb 2014 Gas DD

    That does not look right?
  • gemstar85
    Now it is showing as

    Your tariff:

    Online Price Fix Feb 2015 Elec DD
    Online Price Fix Feb 2014 Gas DD

    That does not look right?
    Originally posted by miller
    I have just changed to NPower and my tariff now says this too?....

    Your tariff:
    Online Price Fix Feb 2015 Elec DD
    Online Price Fix Feb 2014 Gas DD

    Also I signed up within a bonus period to get a free hotel stay too, which I have not heard anything about? Any ideas?
    • miller
    • By miller 28th Aug 13, 10:31 AM
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    I raised this with them and they said actually I am on Online Price Fix Feb 2015 for the gas.

    Now without reason/communication they have suddenly lowered the first Direct Debit by 2/3rd's despite an email confirming the first amount 2 weeks ago. The date for the first actual meter read keeps slipping back on the "My Activity" screen and the next bill has also moved forward a month.

    I have got a copy of the tariff, so any discrepencies will be robustly dealt with :-)
    • bilko99
    • By bilko99 28th Aug 13, 11:20 AM
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    Online Price Fix Feb 2015 Elec DD
    Online Price Fix Feb 2014 Gas DD

    yes me to

    Now without reason/communication they have suddenly lowered the first Direct Debit by 2/3rd's despite an email confirming the first amount 2 weeks ago.

    yes me to ( old energy supplier scotspower tried to take 55 as they waiting final gas read off npower)

    The date for the first actual meter read keeps slipping back on the "My Activity" screen and the next bill has also moved forward a month.

    yes me too Phoned up with 1st read after scots power gave me the transfer dates .Goes back a month every time you put an updated meter read in say it will send a bill but not had one yet.

    Apart from that quite happy with n power
    Last edited by bilko99; 28-08-2013 at 11:25 AM.
    • miller
    • By miller 5th Sep 13, 9:22 AM
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    Online Price Fix Feb 2015 Elec DD
    Online Price Fix Feb 2014 Gas DD
    Originally posted by miller
    This has now been sorted on my account and the gas tariff is showing correctly as 2015.
  • Mandolins
    My N Power experience
    I switched to N Power in July following advise form the Energh Helpline.com. I was assured that my Gas and Electricity will be switched from the Co-op to N Power.

    I have been giving N Power readings every month but on receipt of my bills, I have noted that the readings quoted on the bill do not correspond to my readings. In two months N power have taken 189 and 129 out of my account based on readings I have not given them.

    Furthermore, they have switched my Electric but not the Gas and Co-op have now also sent me a bill for Gas covering the same periods that N Power have charged me.

    I guess the morale of the tale is if Energy Helpline.com or any other switching service recommends N Power, check this site first and if you go ahead check your readings against the ones they quote on their invoices.

    As for me, it looks as if the heating will be switched off this Winter. Now where did I store away all those warm pullovers?
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