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Energy: Standing Charges

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 15th March 2018.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an estimate of the cost of daily standing charges on (a) electricity and (b) gas bills for (i) households and (ii) households that require a social tariff in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

The following table shows the daily average standing charge on standard electricity and gas bills for all domestic households from 2010 to 2017. We do not hold data on the standing charge of individual domestic tariffs. The figures are presented in 2017 real prices, calculated using Tables 2.2.4 and 2.3.4 from the Quarterly Energy Prices and adjusted to remove the effects of general inflation – data is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/annual-domestic-energy-price-statistics .

Year

Daily average standing charge on domestic standard electricity bills (pounds)

Daily average standing charge on domestic gas bills (pence)

2010

0.14

0.29

2011

0.17

0.32

2012

0.18

0.33

2013

0.19

0.28

2014

0.20

0.26

2015

0.20

0.25

2016

0.19

0.24

2017

0.20

0.24

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