What is a standing charge?

A standing charge is a fixed amount that's applied to your gas and electricity bill daily. For any tariff with a standing charge you'll pay a daily charge and a unit rate, making it easier to understand how much you're paying.

Why do energy suppliers use a standing charge?

A standing charge helps cover an energy supplier's fixed costs including the provision of a meter and being connected to the network.

How will being on a standing charge tariff affect my prices?

Your bill will be determined by the standing charge, unit rate and the amount of energy you use. See how to check whether you’re on the best deal.

Please remember, standing charge is applied even if no gas or electricity is used.

Can I switch from a two-stepped price tariff to a standing charge tariff?

Yes, you can change to a standing charge tariff from a two stepped price tariff. You can select the tariff you want and switch online.