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    • johnny_storm
    • By johnny_storm 2nd Jul 18, 1:33 PM
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    Obscene price increase from Scottish Power
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    • 2nd Jul 18, 1:33 PM
    Obscene price increase from Scottish Power 2nd Jul 18 at 1:33 PM
    Probably like many people this time of year, my tariff is due to end at the end of this month.

    Imagine my shock when I see that the next best deal (not the standard tariff) from Scottish power is 40% more expensive.

    40%!!!!

    I live in a flat, so I have peak and off peak rates.

    Day time: 40% increase
    Night time: 27% increase

    I have to wonder how we'll cope with such eye watering increases in the future. Other than to be sat in the cold and dark.
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    • jmatt81
    • By jmatt81 6th Jul 18, 11:26 AM
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    The current fix I am on with SP (Beat Cancer Jan 19 v2) is very cheap compared to what's out there at the moment. I will need to switch nearer the time but, as I am eligible for the Warm Home Discount, and many of the cheaper/smaller suppliers do not do this, I will need to wait for this to be applied to my account first. Last year in happened mid-November.
    • jk0
    • By jk0 6th Jul 18, 6:00 PM
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    The current fix I am on with SP (Beat Cancer Jan 19 v2) is very cheap compared to what's out there at the moment. I will need to switch nearer the time but, as I am eligible for the Warm Home Discount, and many of the cheaper/smaller suppliers do not do this, I will need to wait for this to be applied to my account first. Last year in happened mid-November.
    Originally posted by jmatt81
    I hope you get a benefits based WHD then Matt. My mother stayed with SSE for two years hoping for an income based one which she never got.
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    • By Glad 6th Jul 18, 6:17 PM
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    • jmatt81
    • By jmatt81 10th Jul 18, 4:57 PM
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    I hope you get a benefits based WHD then Matt. My mother stayed with SSE for two years hoping for an income based one which she never got.
    Originally posted by jk0
    Hi, yes I do. Disability based.
    • johnny_storm
    • By johnny_storm 7th Aug 18, 9:24 AM
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    Just a little update. I swapped to Bulb which has gone without a hitch. No contact needed with a person, all done online and took the promised 3 weeks.

    Today I got my final bill from Scottish Power so checked to see if their offers had changed.

    Yes they have. They are now even more expensive!

    Before to stay with them, moving from current deal to new best deal. I was looking at

    Day time: 40% increase
    Night time: 27% increase

    Today their best deal is

    Day time: 70% increase
    night time: 61% increase.
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