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Romes54

  2 months ago

Energy prices/Council Tax

Just for you – our cheapest fixed tariff, received as an email from EDF today as my existing fixed tariff ended in March, 2 year fixed rate at £268 per month, which equates to £3216 per year, Council Tax £195 per month which equates to £2340 per year, both total £5556 which works out at £463 per month. There are just two of us, I receive a state pension of £573 per month which leaves me with with £110 which equates to £27 per week after just paying my Council Tax and utility bills. My wife is not yet eligible for her state pension even though she is 65 years of age.I'm fortunate that I receive a final salary scheme pension so we manage ok and can afford to pay bills and essentials. That's my moan over, anyone else feel badly done by?
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alansday

  2 months ago
In the UK we now have Swiss expense without Swiss income unfortunately. Many are now suffering terrible hardship as a consequence Reply
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bickler1

  2 months ago
My EDF deal ends in August and currently I only pay £121 pm dual fuel so I am assuming it will probably double,we pay the highest council tax in the UK in RBK and my semi is now over £3000 pa.
The country is now one of the most highly taxed and is at an all time high for the UK at around 37% for a great many people when one takes into account VAT on almost everything,stamp duty,inheritance tax,fuel duty,vehicle duty and of course the outrageous Green levy of over £200 per consumers energy bills.
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Chris563

  2 months ago
I have just started with EDF as I had been with Scottish Power for nearly 40 years and they would not take me on when I moved house. Reply
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Brucie

  2 months ago
I hope you have checked the energy figures?
Have they based your annual use on ACTUAL readings from the past year or two, or on estimates? If you have an active smart meter, then it will be accurate.
I know some people don’t check the meter and the estimated consumption can be way too high.
£268 a month for energy does sound very high. But as this is a new fixed rate I guess they are already factoring in the predicted rise in October . How long is it fixed for? How does it compare with the current standard variable rate offered by the same supplier?
In the past we have always fixed, but not at the moment in this volatile time. We are sitting it out on the variable rate to see what the rates do.
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TheOldDragonsPaul

  2 months ago
Good moaning; we're almost in that same boat ~ our incomes have not been compiled (as yet) but I doubt we are much better orf ! Reply
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yvonne7495

  2 months ago
that certainly puts things into perspective regards our own income - I hope you get lots of surveys to help Reply
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Mark_W

  2 months ago
Everyone is affected… Reply
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spartan3002

  2 months ago
£268 ? April pays about that , for a 3 bed semi , and does 2-3 loads of washing every day ! My monthly bill ( I won't do d/d ) is £70 dual fuel per month , council tax is £72 . I reckon some people are dreading the next rise in October . Reply
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