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Old 20-05-2023, 04:37 PM #876
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if it drops by about £40 a month, i will be back to paying £10 a month more than i was before this mess began
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Iím hesitant..

These people( much like petrol companies) are very quick to increase third prices but are extremely reluctant to reduce them ..,

We will never get anything close to the old prices .. sadly


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if it drops by about £40 a month, i will be back to paying £10 a month more than i was before this mess began
Thought you took a fixed tariff Bots.
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Thought you took a fixed tariff Bots.
i dumped that cause i figured i was paying too much. When i secured the fixed tariff, it was before the government came up with the assistance package. Also, i found a couple of pieces of equipment that were using lots of electricity in supposed "sleep" mode. When i sorted that out, my monthly bill came down considerably.

So, i'm not comparing like with like situations, but the monthly outlay should become much more realistic when the cap is next revised.

My gas is still fixed tariff, and has saved me a fortune over the last 18 months
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BBC News Text:
[ i focuses on small businesses across
the UK planning to launch legal action
against energy companies over high-cost deals
that added thousands of pounds to their
annual bills through undeclared
commission fees.
The paper says energy firms
now face huge payouts after
brokers "exploited" a loophole that raised tariff bills.]

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Just got my Utilita bill in for June 2023.

I keep all records, meter readings, etc.

However, despite using only half the electricity from my previous electricity usage, my June summer bill is £15.00 more.

Looks like they are trying to pull a fast one. I will refuse payment until I get some other to look at it, and work it out for real.

Rather than being £15.00 more, it SHOULD be £20.00 less.
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So this is a low, amount.


Not like you need Martin Lewis
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So this is a low, amount.


Not like you need Martin Lewis
They're still trying to rip me off.

I worked it out the bill should be around £37.00 for June. But I need someone in the know to get it to the exact figure.

I'm not sure many people would like to flush 20 quid down the loo.
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They're still trying to rip me off.

I worked it out the bill should be around £37.00 for June. But I need someone in the know to get it to the exact figure.

I'm not sure many people would like to flush 20 quid down the loo.

So long as you are right
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So long as you are right
I went to a electricity usage website that has all the companies on there.

I put in my personal electricity units in and the VAT. The meter reading previous and the one submitted to the bill.

Total worked out as £34.37. The bill Utilita sent me was £58.47.

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you need to add on the daily standing charge to your usage
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you need to add on the daily standing charge to your usage

Yes keeps going UP
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That £34
is too low

You have missed some costing of it.


You need the Full Breakdown

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That £34
is too low

You have missed some costing of it.


You need the Full Breakdown
No, it's not because my May Bill was just £43.00, and I used far less electricity for the June bill, hence the figure calculated.

I live alone, and don't use much electricity. I don't even have the fridge or freezer on.
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Yes keeps going UP
There's not standing charge with Utilita.
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you need to add on the daily standing charge to your usage
Utilita don't charge a standing charge.
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Utilita don't charge a standing charge.

There must be,
it just means they have hidden it


Sneaky buggers

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[Yes, you pay an electricity standing charge
and a gas standing charge if your home is supplied with both.
They should be listed on your dual fuel energy
bill at a daily rate.

Because gas and electricity are supplied
to your house through different networks,
the costs can also change.
It also varies depending on which part
of the UK you live.

Typically, more rural locations or areas
where the gas or electricity supply has to travel
further from where it is generated have
higher standing charges.]

https://www.moneysupermarket.com/gas...ges-explained/
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[Utilita has a long-standing partnership
with Secure Meters, an Indian supplier of smart meters.

In 2017 it was reported that Secure Meters
held roughly two-thirds of the company's shares,
while Bill Bullen retained 20%.
The registered offices of Utilita Group,
Utilita Energy and Secure Meters (UK) Ltd
are in Eastleigh, Hampshire.
Since December 2018, Bullen has had
control of the group although
"a preferred supplier" has unexercised options
giving it the potential to take control.]



The Naughty Buggers, Gusto :

In October 2020, Utilita agreed to pay
£500,000 in compensation
and refund
the affected customers,
after the company reported itself
to industry regulator Ofgem.
Almost 40,000 customers had been
overcharged a total of £125,000 during 2019
]


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utilita_Energy

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There must be,
it just means they have hidden it


Sneaky buggers
It's included in the unit price. You pay a 'little' more for your electricity per unit, but you're right the 'service charge' is hidden. That said, I've always found Utilita a good company and their prices quite good.

HOWEVER, this June 2023 bill makes no sense. I've calculated it four times, gone over the figures several times and it always comes out £24.00 less than what Utililita say the bill is.

I rang them up and I said, 'look I am not trying to cause trouble here but this bill makes no sense to me. I cannot understand how I have used one third less of electricity from my last bill, but the new bill is £15.00 more.'

I've checked their latest unit price, it's on my account. All figures and meter readings are correct. I've used THEIR unit price to calculate my June 2023 bill.

One final thing, Utilita have been fined in the past for overcharging its customers and they have had to pay that money back.
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sounds like they have overcharged you, and they are probably doing it to loads of people who are not paying such close attention, take it to the Ombudsman if you get no joy for the company, write to them and put everything in writing to you have a record of contacting them yourself rather than relying on their records
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Total worked out as £34.37.
Not my leccy bill being literally almost 10x Gusto's ...
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Not my leccy bill being literally almost 10x Gusto's ...
Wow, I think you need looking at that.

I sent £40.00 to Utilita yesterday so show good will, but I still want them to tell me why my June bill is £15.00 more than my May bill when I used 20 units of electricty LESS. Doesn't make sense.

Still no reply.
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Wow, I think you need looking at that.
Nah I just have teenagers and I work from home. 4 PC's on most of the day, TVs, games consoles, long showers ... my eldest has a little dedicated fridge for her skincare regime ... it all adds up fast to pretty high usage. On the plus side, we've barely used any gas whatsoever since April. This month's bill was £209, which is down significantly from the peak of winter (biggest bill was about £390, and that was after the £66 deduction )
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Nah I just have teenagers and I work from home. 4 PC's on most of the day, TVs, games consoles, long showers ... my eldest has a little dedicated fridge for her skincare regime ... it all adds up fast to pretty high usage. On the plus side, we've barely used any gas whatsoever since April. This month's bill was £209, which is down significantly from the peak of winter (biggest bill was about £390, and that was after the £66 deduction )
still alot of money though, I am home all day, 5 bed house (before we moved) PC going, boy on playstation plus all the other stuff and our electric bill at peak is around 110.00 ....what are you guys doing with the leccy
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