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The figures couldn’t be substantiated but I still received demands
I have just received a final demand for £1,258.66 from the administrators for Extra Energy – my former gas and electricity provider, which went into administration in November 2018. They provide no evidence for this sum. One of their agents explained that this was an estimate which could have ranged from £0 to £10,000. I had lived in the property since August 2018 and have paid for my gas and electricity each month.
The agent instructed me to seek my initial meter readings when my account was taken over by transfer to Scottish Power, but the latter did not have this information.Continue reading...
Centrica challenged regulator Ofgem over how it calculated cap on energy prices
Centrica, the owner of British Gas, has won a court battle with the energy regulator after the watchdog made an 11th-hour change to price cap calculations, which dealt a £70m blow to the supplier.
Britain’s biggest energy supplier pledged to take Ofgem to court last year after the regulator announced a surprise change to the methodology used to set the energy price cap.Continue reading...
Heavy discounting at furniture stores also helps pull down rate from recent peak of 3.1% in 2017
Inflation fell to 1.5% in October, its lowest level in three years, pushed down by heavy discounting at furniture stores and a decline in the price of energy.
The Office for National Statistics said price cuts across the recreation and culture sectors coupled with the falling cost of household goods more than offset increases to clothing and footwear to pull down inflation from its recent peak of 3.1% in 2017.
In 2013, the retail prices index (RPI) lost its status as a national statistic, as the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the way it calculated prices was likely to overstate the rate of inflation. The treatment of housing costs is also a problem, as RPI uses a combination of mortgage interest payments and house prices as a proxy for housing depreciation. In a period of rapidly rising house prices, inflation accelerates ahead of a basket of goods and services bought by most consumers.
Should I do my research into tariffs before I get the car or get the car first?
Like a lot of car owners, I’m thinking about replacing my diesel car with one powered by battery. I’ve identified a model that I’d like, but I’m puzzled by the infrastructure I’ll need. As far as I can tell, it’d be cheapest to charge the car overnight, using a suitable tariff like Economy 7. But I’m reluctant to commit to installing a charger until I’ve worked out what to do next.
Should I check with my energy supplier first to see if it has a suitable tariff, or go ahead and get the charger installed in the hope that I can find a suitable tariff afterwards. Or should I just buy the car and sort out charging issues later? SP, LondonContinue reading...
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