Standing charges on energy bills under review amid anger at doubling in last year

Standing charges have sharply increased in recent years
Standing charges have sharply increased in recent years, which have led to calls to review the charges to ease the strain on households (Image credit: Getty Images)

A call for feedback on the energy company standing charge, particularly how it applies to energy bills and what alternatives could be considered, has been launched by Ofgem. 

The UK energy regulator is asking charities, consumer groups, businesses, bill-payers and suppliers for their views on the standing charge, and for proposals on alternatives. 

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