Domestic energy pricing

The problem.
The less well off in our society are finding it difficult to pay for energy.

The proposal:
Scrap the standing charge and load this cost onto the price per unit for both electricity and gas. This will significantly help those on lower incomes.
Make the initial units used cheeper for the first set of units used. This limit should be set annually for all suppliers and be for half of the average units used in the UK.
The initial units should be priced at 60% of the standard charge for units used over the threshold.

The expected results.
People who do not use very much power will pay very little. The more power you use the more you pay. It would be expected that as people realise that they are paying more for the greater use of the power they will economise. . It you heat your swimming pool with gas then you will end up paying a lot for the privilege. This will also help address the carbon footprint.
This should also make it easier to compare suppliers.

This e-petition has been rejected with the following reason given:

There is already an e-petition about this issue.

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Created By

Chris Radcliffe

Created On

Tuesday 12 November 2013

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