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Gas and Electricity Prices

Discussion in 'off topic' started by gordonscobie, Sep 14, 2021.

  1. calorgas

    calorgas Ratty bumpkin

    Thanks, yeah that confirms my gut feeling that trying to switch now might just invite a load of stress and bother. I haven't read any confirmation (so far) that they've officially gone into administration, but it's probably only a matter of time. Ho hum.
     
  2. Kirk

    Kirk pfm Member

    Bulb - who are very good IMO - sent an email the other week announcing a price increase of £2.03/week. Suspect they will be in touch again very soon should they survive.

    I read that UK gas consumption is around 155 million cubic metres a day in mid-late summer. The average winter peak is 385 mcm/d. Let's hope the winter is mild.
     
  3. billo

    billo pfm Member

    This might be more informative and relevant
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58662667
     
  4. calorgas

    calorgas Ratty bumpkin

    Thanks, and confirmation that Igloo have not gone quite yet:
    "And another firm, Igloo, has said it is working with restructuring consultants Alvarez & Marsal. But Igloo told the BBC it had not appointed administrators."

    If/when they do go down then I think I may be inclined to stick with whoever I get allocated to for as long as it takes for the dust to settle, before making any further move.
     
  5. mikemusic

    mikemusic pfm Member

    I can hear Putin laughing it is so loud
     
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  6. puddlesplasher

    puddlesplasher pfm Member

    I remember saying to someone more than ten years ago that things like utilities and public transport should be operated by not for profit companies as they are public necessities.
     
  7. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Employees should be given enough shares to think long term, but not too many to think short term.
     
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  8. tiggers

    tiggers pfm Member

    Yep, yet the imbecilic 40 or so percent of the electorate will still vote the Tories in again next time :mad::mad:
     
  9. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed pfm Member

    That's about the same as when they were nationalised industries; that didn't work well so they were floated. Surely, a public company must make a profit to exist; at least, that's the theory. This government, along with previous ones, simply haven't thought out a long-term, self-sufficient energy strategy.

    Fracking was abandoned over NIMBY protests, coal-fired plants closed without suitable replacements (i.e. nuclear) and gas storage facilities closed, leaving us vulnerable. Add on the silly smart meter levies and other tick-box green attempts (but excluding a viable Severn River barrage !) and we're now reaping the whirlwind (read: hurricane, as it affects such a wider area of normal life). Ordinary wind would help, though, in part.
     
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  10. wow&flutter

    wow&flutter pfm Member

    Pretty much in the same boat as yourself with Avro. It’s a pain we can’t access our account details online even if it is just to confirm the credit balance.
    As mentioned previously having gone through this with Tonic energy we just have to wait till the Ofgem email arrives and then start getting quotes. I suspect prices will rocketed by the time that happens
     
  11. Nero

    Nero Call me 'Goose'

    By sheer chance, I accessed my Avro account the morning before the closure was announced. I’m about £250 in debit so I’m hoping they might forget that. That’s the second supplier that’s died on me. The handover is relatively painless though and you do get a chance to shop around if you don’t like what you are offered. I suspect that after this debacle, there won’t be too much price competition for a while anyway
     
  12. wow&flutter

    wow&flutter pfm Member

    Unfortunately, instances like this are a great opportunity for companies to stick you on a higher tariff or even a pre paid meter. If a new company is taking over and paying out for those in credit I’d be surprised if they don’t come after those with a debit balance. They may of course just add it to your account and up your monthly figure!
     
  13. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Well they are hardly likely to put you on the tariff that led to the previous company going bust!
     
  14. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    Friend of mine was sleeping in his car earlier this year due to fuel poverty , many more are going to be severely affected. Universal credit cut coming in and NI going up and food costs rising . It's very worrying
     
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  15. garyi

    garyi leave blank

    I bet the pull back on the universal credit thing.
     
  16. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Really?
     
  17. Stuart Frazer

    Stuart Frazer pfm Member

    The Tories should scrap the Universal Credit cut for now and review in the Spring. The timing is not right to do this at the moment, especially as we are go towards winter and energy and food prices are rising sharply. It seems to me there is a fundamental lack of understanding and empathy from this Government. They are out of touch.
     
  18. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed pfm Member

    Whereas I don't usually like Martin Lewis' prog's, tonight's resume on the energy situation was enlightening. To me, it was also encouraging. When the cap (on VRTs only) rises in a week or so, the max you can pay is £1277 p.a. Okay, this is high (I've been paying £750 p.a.) but it IS the max until the cap is raised again next April.

    I recently got a fix for less than this, but that depends upon how much I use. However, this cap doesn't add up as surely you can't be capped for an annual price regardless of how much you use; this would lead to profligacy and energy waste. I'm missing a trick here, methinks.:confused: Surely it must be based upon sth.
     
  19. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

    I don't think that the UC cut loses them many votes.
     
  20. Stuart Frazer

    Stuart Frazer pfm Member

    The £1277 is based on the average use by Joe Blogs House. In reality the cap is x pence per kW hour unit for Gas and Electricity.
     

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