Rates for Standing Charges

Bulb’s very straightforward tariff is one of the main reasons I switched to Bulb, but I think it unfair that everybody pays the same rate of Standing Charge.
There must be many other people like me who live alone and are very low users of fuel.
Conversely, many of my neighbours are households consisting of 3 or 4 adults.
I suggest that there should be two rates of Standing Charge.

Hi @Bolleke1

Thanks for your suggestion. The standing charge is the charge for meter, so the cost for keeping your gas and electricity supplies connected to the network.

Your standing charge is not linked to the amount of gas or electricity you used. If you’re a low user then you’ll see the difference in your lower bills as we’ll charge you for each unit you use. You’ll only ever be charged for what you use.

I hope that clears a few things up but this should also be helpful: https://help.bulb.co.uk/hc/en-us/articles/360030872731-Standing-charges

The standing charge is to pay for the infrastructure which is delivering your energy, which doesn’t change whether your usage is extremely high or extremely low.
It’s much the same as telephone line rental paying for the telecoms infrastructure, a cost which remains no matter how many or how few calls you make or receive.

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Great metaphor @198kHz ! We should tell our energy specialists to use this by way of explanation

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