Taking the rise?

York Press: Taking the rise? Taking the rise?

THE recent rises announced by the energy companies have caused much discussion.

Those customers who have signed up to a fixed tariff rate with monthly direct debit lasting into sometime next year, may have felt complacent; as did this writer. How wrong we were!

After the latest reading of the meters, the following bill provided details enough for the provider to estimate the amount of future use at the new prices and increased the monthly direct debit accordingly, on the premise that this would keep the account out of debt.

In other words for the user, a “no win, can’t win” situation.

J Beisly, Osprey Close, York.

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10:46pm Mon 16 Dec 13

ColdAsChristmas says...

If energy was re-nationalised we would all pay the same basic rate.
Also, there would be a closer relationship between government policy and what we pay. Windmills and Green taxes might be the first casualty as there would be no big six to blame!
If energy was re-nationalised we would all pay the same basic rate. Also, there would be a closer relationship between government policy and what we pay. Windmills and Green taxes might be the first casualty as there would be no big six to blame! ColdAsChristmas

1:22am Tue 17 Dec 13

Magicman! says...

Well this spineless government hasn't tackled the actual cause of the price hikes: blatant corporate greed, using the UK as "treasure island".

Last year when the price rises was discussed and George Osbourne went to have a talk with the energy companies, he came away saying "well the energy companies will write letters to everybody that could have a slightly cheaper tariff saving all of ten pence a year"; this year he went and had a talk with the companies and has buckled to their demands to reduce green taxes and funding for poor people to get better insulation - so to keep favour with his big buisness friends, there is now less funding for those who already can't afford their energy bills to get their homes insulated.... and all because Osbourne and the Tories in general haven't got the balls to stand up and say "OI! YOU'RE HAVING A LAUGH!!".
In an enquiry where the energy companies had to explain their price rises, the big five were all bullsnitting about a supposed "increase in bulk energy prices" in addition to green subsidies; but the chief executive of a small scottish independant energy company stood up and said "we are an energy company running to the exact same constraints as these guys, and we have not seen any of these price rises that they claim to have experienced".
Well this spineless government hasn't tackled the actual cause of the price hikes: blatant corporate greed, using the UK as "treasure island". Last year when the price rises was discussed and George Osbourne went to have a talk with the energy companies, he came away saying "well the energy companies will write letters to everybody that could have a slightly cheaper tariff saving all of ten pence a year"; this year he went and had a talk with the companies and has buckled to their demands to reduce green taxes and funding for poor people to get better insulation - so to keep favour with his big buisness friends, there is now less funding for those who already can't afford their energy bills to get their homes insulated.... and all because Osbourne and the Tories in general haven't got the balls to stand up and say "OI! YOU'RE HAVING A LAUGH!!". In an enquiry where the energy companies had to explain their price rises, the big five were all bullsnitting about a supposed "increase in bulk energy prices" in addition to green subsidies; but the chief executive of a small scottish independant energy company stood up and said "we are an energy company running to the exact same constraints as these guys, and we have not seen any of these price rises that they claim to have experienced". Magicman!

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