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« Reply #12615 on: Thursday, November 17, 2022, 15:32:07 »

I think I read in all the guff about the budget that the cap is going to be limited again?

I think they said 3000 (average) apposed to 2500 current capped cap/.
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« Reply #12616 on: Thursday, November 17, 2022, 15:46:30 »

Remember, the cap is not an absolute value.  It is a cap on charge per KWH that means the "average" bill would top out at that level.  If someone uses more energy, their bill can and will exceed that number in pounds.
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« Reply #12617 on: Thursday, November 17, 2022, 15:50:18 »

So, how close to the cap are most peopleís bills on here?

Luckily so far, havenít had to use the central heating yet.
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« Reply #12618 on: Thursday, November 17, 2022, 15:56:52 »

Remember, the cap is not an absolute value.  It is a cap on charge per KWH that means the "average" bill would top out at that level.  If someone uses more energy, their bill can and will exceed that number in pounds.

That's why I put "(average)" Tongue

So, how close to the cap are most peopleís bills on here?

Miles over based on direct debit (about £250 a month). And we are still on a lower fixed rate until Feb, so then it'll be miles and miles over.

Bloody pets are costing a fortune to heat (bearded dragon, chinese water dragon, leopard gecko, crested gecko)
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« Reply #12619 on: Thursday, November 17, 2022, 16:01:48 »

Jeez!
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« Reply #12620 on: Thursday, November 17, 2022, 16:10:01 »

That's why I put "(average)" Tongue

Miles over based on direct debit (about £250 a month). And we are still on a lower fixed rate until Feb, so then it'll be miles and miles over.

Bloody pets are costing a fortune to heat (bearded dragon, chinese water dragon, leopard gecko, crested gecko)

Our electric is a bit over average, understandable as both I and the missus work from home, her in the house, me in the office in the garden (but fucking miles below what some of our friends seem to be paying albeit he works in IT and has shedloads of computer stuff going 24 hours a day). We seem to be below average on gas but that's 'cos I'm a tight bastard and won't let then have the heating on. Think our DD is c.£280 a month now.
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« Reply #12621 on: Thursday, November 17, 2022, 16:17:15 »

Jeez!

Quite.

Work from home + pets + kids + 4 beds

On the plus side the mortgage isn't too bad. 4ish years to go and fixed rate.
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« Reply #12622 on: Thursday, November 17, 2022, 16:27:52 »

Itís very difficult to itemise over here. Central heating is oil and Iíll put in about Ä1000 per winter. Thereís no gas on the island unless you use bottled and electricity bills also contain charges for council tax and TV licence. We also have a fairly large solar panel system which generates about Ä1000 per year in electric we put back into the grid.

Even so itís noticeable how much more weíre paying.
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« Reply #12623 on: Thursday, November 17, 2022, 16:30:48 »

Hmmm, my DD each month is £150 and we have nearly £1,000 in credit. We've not put the GCH on very much yet but I suspect the DD will have to go up to about £200 to cover the monthly cost.

Just the wife and I in our house and I am pretty careful with energy usage given the wild cost increases recently. We spend most of our time in the one room which has a woodburner. However then going to other rooms is a wake up as they are absolutely freezing!  

We're with Octopus so DM if you want to switch as I think I get some money to refer people! Wink
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« Reply #12624 on: Thursday, November 17, 2022, 16:43:12 »

The right wing mouthpieces on Twitter are going bat crap crazy about this extract from the OBR budget notes, was it mentioned in the speech?



Apparently c.12p/L. c 12 p a litre. Good thing overall for the environment and breaking the pattern of it always being deferred, but its going to be quite the shock if true and if so interesting that they didn't mention it.

Still trying to dig out whether its a new thing or just that the duty rises that has been being deferred for 11 years are finally not going to be deferred in March 2023?
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« Reply #12625 on: Thursday, November 17, 2022, 16:47:21 »

Quite.

Work from home + pets + kids + 4 beds

On the plus side the mortgage isn't too bad. 4ish years to go and fixed rate.

How's the job security Batch as you mentioned a few months ago that it may be under threat around Christmas time so fingers crossed the threat has gone away.
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« Reply #12626 on: Thursday, November 17, 2022, 16:53:46 »

oh no still shit. Just waiting to be axed. Not a formality but fairly likely.

meh. can do fuck all about it
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« Reply #12627 on: Thursday, November 17, 2022, 17:20:05 »

oh no still shit. Just waiting to be axed. Not a formality but fairly likely.

meh. can do fuck all about it

Sorry to hear that more stress you don't need.
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« Reply #12628 on: Thursday, November 17, 2022, 17:31:29 »

I'll stress when it happens.
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« Reply #12629 on: Friday, November 25, 2022, 12:40:36 »

What a strange, strange country.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-63754702
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