Keep it single

SURELY David Cameron must realise that, should energy companies agree to his proposal of a four-tariff programme, this in itself will not achieve what customers really need and that is cheaper energy?

These companies will merely juggle their costs within the range of their budgeted profit estimates and come up with tariff bands which will return the same end-of-financial-year profits.

Instead of four tariffs, why not just one?

This would be a base unit cost to which these energy companies could apply varying discounts for high users, direct debit and dual fuel customers, etc.

Just think how easy it would be to switch suppliers should a single unit cost be the comparison factor.

Bill Bevan, Eastfield Crescent, York.

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11:00am Thu 22 Nov 12

ColdAsChristmas says...

Nice one Bill but a single tariff would mean that as we all know, the energy market isn't working. I don't think a Conservative PM would admit to that. Labour on the other hand had 13 years to re nationalise the industry and failed to do so, even with the massive windfall of over £22Billion for the G3 mobile network. Where did that all go? Well I can tell you where much of it went but it appears that some of you don't want to know.
Nice one Bill but a single tariff would mean that as we all know, the energy market isn't working. I don't think a Conservative PM would admit to that. Labour on the other hand had 13 years to re nationalise the industry and failed to do so, even with the massive windfall of over £22Billion for the G3 mobile network. Where did that all go? Well I can tell you where much of it went but it appears that some of you don't want to know. ColdAsChristmas
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3:15pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Despairing Yorkie says...

"This would be a base unit cost to which these energy companies could apply varying discounts for high users, direct debit and dual fuel customers, etc"

So, that would be four tariffs right there.

Only one tariff would mean "a base unit cost.....and, errrr, that's it"
"This would be a base unit cost to which these energy companies could apply varying discounts for high users, direct debit and dual fuel customers, etc" So, that would be four tariffs right there. Only one tariff would mean "a base unit cost.....and, errrr, that's it" Despairing Yorkie
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