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See below a summary of the recent changes to pricing for unmetered supplies announced by Eon / Npower in April to take effect from May 1st.

Due to the much reported increases in the wholesale cost of gas and electricity and in line with OFGEMs TCR review which affects standing charges, Eon / Npower have raised their out of contract tariffs threefold and this means some Clerks are seeing rates rise from 18 pence per kWh to 56.32 pence per kWh and to compound this increase, Eon have declined to offer a discount on the night charge element where most of the electricity consumption naturally sits. In addition, where some supplies were not being charged a daily standing charge, Eon have now included a daily charge of £1.02 for all UMS supplies, this change will particularly affect Parishes with lower consumptions.

Thankfully the best fixed tariffs on the market right now are far below this level and every Clerk on a variable or out of contract tariff will be able to save money by reviewing their tariffs immediately. Unfortunately this increase is not just for UMS supplies and we advise all users to review any energy contract they have for variable tariffs. As is often the case with energy, we expect to see other suppliers making similar increases where they haven’t already and we would urge Clerks to check their bills and get in touch if they have any concerns. As ever we are on hand to offer free advice and welcome any and all Clerks to get in touch should they wish.

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