After succumbing to the noise about fitting smart meters I arranged for installation to take place today. Unfortunately our Smart Meter installation was aborted as the electricity meter could not be commissioned.
According to the engineer, the DCC does not have us registered as a customer with Bulb. He didn’t know why. After being without power for over an hour our old meter has now been reinstalled and I will be back to providing manual readings. Needless to say we will not pursue the installation of smart meters any further.