More jump on the cut-price energy bandwagon
Apparently it's been snowing. Anyone else seen it? No? That's right, because your eyelids are frozen shut due a lack of central heating since the utility companies started raping and pillaging your wages.
While Britain experiences the worst winter weather since [insert last time the media in London saw snow], our monthly budgets are crippled by gas and electric costs, despite a drop in wholesale energy prices many weeks ago. The utility companies are defending their decision to keep bills high by pointing out the energy we're currently using was bought at far higher prices in the summer.
So it's merely an unfortunate coincidence that by the time the weather begins to turn, you'll be paying less for your heating bill. First it was British Gas who announced price cuts of 10 per cent that begin in a fortnight, and now Scottish and Southern Energy has said it will cut prices for electricity and gas customers by 4 and 9 per cent respectively.
Presumably, the energy buyers at SSE were less savvy and bought their energy from a tout in the local pub, because customers won't see their bills drop until after March 30th. That's practically Summer in this country, dammit. Until then, keep wearing the jumpers under the thermals.