Just had a kind letter from my electricity supplier (we don't have gas) letting me know my expected usage and costs for the next twelve months. As I thought, the figure includes a sum of £62.76 for VAT. Rather makes a nonsense of the PM's promise to reduce bills by up to £50...
I am not in the least surprised what happens with our fuel bills nowadays.
What I did find interesting was an article in my local newspaper the other evening. E.oN have been sending out bills to people for gas charges, yet the people involved did not use gas, because the council had stopped people using gas in council housing blocks, due to the risk of explosions etc. Their main supply is electricity only.
Apparently the gas charge was a recently re-introduced standing charge for having the old disconnected meters still on the premises.
Strange how some people pay bills without checking what they are paying for first?.