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    wrexview
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    From October 1st our Gas and Electric standing charges will go up again. Here in North Wales and Merseyside we pay the highest electricity standing charge in the country. The gas standing charge is same throughout the country so why the huge difference between different areas for the electricity one? Here in Wrexham the electric standing charge will be 64.33p per day ,while in London 40.74p per day.

    North Wales &
    Mersey

    Gas
    Unit rate: 6.680 per kWh
    Standing charge: 34.20p per day

    Electric
    Unit rate: 27.820 per kWh
    Standing charge: 64.33p per day

    London
    Gas
    Unit rate: 6.67p per kWh
    Standing charge: 34.20p per dav

    Electric
    Unit rate: 27.99p per kWh
    Standina charge: 40.74p per dav

    Have any of our local politicians asked why? The General Election is around the corner maybe a good time to pressure parties to sort it out. Paying £365 per year before you get any supply is wrong and hits those on the lowest incomes hardest.

    #241367

    wrexview
    Participant

    Good to see Alyn and Deeside MS, Jack Sargeant,bring up the subject of unfair standing charges in the Senedd this week. Seems even Mark Drakeford agrees it’s unfair for North Wales to be paying the highest standing charge in the country. Nothing from our MS Lesley Griffiths, as yet, a potential saving of £82 per year for every household.

    #243122

    wrexview
    Participant

    https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2023/11/energy-standing-charges-ofgem-review/

    Good to see Martin Lewis has taken up the problem and Ofgem is now consulting on it. Hopefully something will be done to bring equality across the UK.

    • This reply was modified 7 months ago by wrexview.
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