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Energy: Billing

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 17th September 2018

Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many households in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland are on a Standard Variable Tariff for their electricity and gas supply; and if he will make a statement.

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 Department estimates that there are around 15 million households in the UK on standard variable tariffs.

Electricity Gas
England & Wales 13,000,000 10,600,000
Scotland 1,400,000 1,100,000
Northern Ireland 700,000 200,000
UK 15,000,000 12,000,000

Information is collected by Electricity PES (Public Electricity Suppliers) area, so data for England and Wales are not available separately. The above estimates based on survey data include households on standard pre-payment tariffs.