My Energy supplier has gone bust.

Interesting but still written from the outmoded "market" point of view.

Energy is no longer a market. It isn't even infrastructure.
Energy production & supply is now an Instrument of State.

How many other IoS can you think of?

Media, maybe that's all 'they' need.
 
BBC are talking about the energy price coming down in October (no mention of it being a ‘cap’ and that they don’t have to charge that much) and pointing out that the less energy you use the less you will save 🤦‍♂️
 
The energy companies have already demonstrated how much they care about strapped consumers having to reduce their energy use due to cost ... by hiking up the "standing charge".

We used to hang thieves in this country.
Still waiting for a reply from mine about why it costs more to ‘keep me connected’.
And why they ‘can’t’ charge less than the price ‘cap’.
 
Mine is sending me a letter a week and sometimes two in a day, "noticing" that I haven't yet booked my smart meter installation appointment.
Must be an oversight on my part.

Mine have given up on the smart meter, after they phoned me and I was very upset that they thought I was so stupid I didn't realise turning off an appliance meant I'd use less of their precious electricity.
 
The great standing charge rip-off...



Britons’ energy bills are falling – so why are standing charges soaring?​

 
“Ofgem maintains that standing charges “are a valid way of recovering costs””

What do the suppliers have to do to ‘maintain the connection’.

Very little I would have thought. 🤷‍♂️
Suppliers need to make up for the shortfall in units used by cash-strapped consumers.
 
Suppliers need to make up for the shortfall in units used by cash-strapped consumers.
Ofgem would never allow that. Silly billy.

“Ofgem maintains that standing charges “are a valid way of recovering costs”. It says a recent impact study showed that moving costs from the standing charge to a higher unit rate would result in winners and losers, and could be particularly damaging for vulnerable consumers who were unable to reduce their usage because of age, disability or reliance on medical equipment.”

Though it’s possible that moving costs to the unit rate ‘winners’ would be consumers and ‘losers’ would be energy suppliers.
Now that just won’t do. Will it.
 
Ofgem would never allow that. Silly billy.

“Ofgem maintains that standing charges “are a valid way of recovering costs”. It says a recent impact study showed that moving costs from the standing charge to a higher unit rate would result in winners and losers, and could be particularly damaging for vulnerable consumers who were unable to reduce their usage because of age, disability or reliance on medical equipment.”

Though it’s possible that moving costs to the unit rate ‘winners’ would be consumers and ‘losers’ would be energy suppliers.
Now that just won’t do. Will it.
Recovering the cost of reduced consumption due to higher unit rates.

Well, when you put it that way ...
 

ofgem. Helping consumers by suggesting they claim benefits.

Twats.
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Have you started listening to those old Billy Bragg CDs ?
those good old "red days" of my late teens...... I was a minor.... (Miner :unsure:;)).. I was a docker ... I was a railwayman


then the iron lady showed me the way ....
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Apparently.... we aren't entitled to any benefits..... WTF.... I've paid in my whole life and when life gets tough... we get nothing.
Jesus wept AC, we all pay into the state, even those who are on benefits, you fequently admit and seem very proud of the fact, that having your own business, you've avoided paying the full burden into the state, I've been PAYE all my life, can't get those benefits either and the funny thing is you've probably earn't more than I over the years but I could've paid in more tax than you, deffo more NI, stop moaning ya big girls blouse, I should be more entitled to what the state has to offer than you! :unsure: :p:cool:
 
those good old "red days" of my late teens...... I was a minor.... (Miner :unsure:;)).. I was a docker ... I was a railwayman


then the iron lady showed me the way ....
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He doesn't mention in that song that he is a millionaire

 
Jesus wept AC, we all pay into the state, even those who are on benefits, you fequently admit and seem very proud of the fact, that having your own business, you've avoided paying the full burden into the state, I've been PAYE all my life, can't get those benefits either and the funny thing is you've probably earn't more than I over the years but I could've paid in more tax than you, deffo more NI, stop moaning ya big girls blouse, I should be more entitled to what the state has to offer than you! :unsure: :p:cool:
I think we pay about £42 NI/pa... each... to get a qualifying pension contribution.
And we always pay our full legal tax obligations....plus accountancy fees...
 
don't forget to send accurate energy meter readings this weekend... rate drop to 27p and 7.5p per kwh.... average.
 
My energy supplier has changes their approach to forcing me to have a 'smart' meter.

Now it's because my meter is over 15 years old and 'MUST' be replaced.

I asked them why, as it is working fine and, as I am keen to help save the planet, that I thought it would be extravagant to replace something that still works ok.

They hung up.
 
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