The £2k a year energy bill is coming!

9 October 2009

British Gas

By 2016, we’ll probably all be dead. If we’re not, we’ll wish we were. The reason? By then, fuel bills will probably have risen by 60% and we’ll be paying an average of around £2,000 a year just to be able to keep warm and have a bit of light. Grim.

The average annual fuel bill right now is £1,247 but a study by the doom merchants at Ofgem predicts that in seven years time, it will be £1,995. That’s probably almost as TV’s sexy consumer duchess Anne Robinson spends on hairstyles in a month.

Mark Todd, a director of Energyhelpline, the switching service, said: "A rise of 60 percent is credible, unfortunately, especially for electricity. A lot of generating plant is about to be replaced with greener technology." Yeah, he’s right. We , the humble consumer should have to pay for all of that new technology because none of the energy suppliers have been making any money; in fact most of them just about breaking even. OH NO, HANG ON, THEY’VE ACTUALLY BEEN MAKING GARGANTUAN PROFITS! The steaming bastards.

So, there you go folks. In a nutshell, you’re going to need to think of a few sly ways of keeping warm by 2016. Any thoughts? We’re going to breed glowworms for light and for heat we'll invest in a few hundred sheepskin rugs and fashion a range of all-over body suits out of them. How about you?

[Telegraph]

TOPICS:   Utilities   Motoring

14 comments

  • Mackenzie
    Does not surprise me one bit, it has got beyond a joke how companies are "struggling for cash" yet every year they see £X Billion.... increases in profit, If the cost of electricity is going to rise maybe the companies should consider alternative cheaper options for producing it!
  • MrRobin
    2 grand?! Pah! It'll still be less than my council tax. Cnuts!
  • The B.
    Bleedin' 'ell, my gas and leccy costs £65 a month at the moment and I've got a 3 bedroom semi, where are they getting these figures from? 8 bedroom detached houses in the Orkenys?
  • Lumoruk
    wow you lot should read bbc news rather than this shite, it's worse than The Sun. It's a worse case scenario.
  • Gunn
    Always hear that the extra money they make is always ploughed back in to improve and invest for the future, what rubbish! private companies are not philanthropic in the slightest, they are after money and are happy to squeeze it out of us. i'll look out for the bitter wallet top 10 how to save money on your utility bills
  • me
    By 2016 Mother Russia will warm our houses for free.
  • bingob
    I'm on british gas web saver 2, 3 bedroom house, heating hardly ever on, no leccy heavy appliances and they charge us £100/month gas & £55/month based on actual readings... thats £1860 a year already. I'll happilly take an increase of only £140 over the next 7 years!
  • Jo
    Think yourself lucky you are not on oil, I already pay £1,200 a year and the heating is hardly ever on, plus £100 mnth on elec, for a 4 bed house in Scotland. The price of oil halved since last year, yet the price has hardly changes, not thats profiteering is it!. With this government I would be better on the dole.
  • Anonymous
    "If the cost of electricity is going to rise maybe the companies should consider alternative cheaper options for producing it!" Coal fired generation is cheap - but it's evil, remember? Cheap and green are never going to live as one. Couple the demand for greener generation with the demand that future green technologies (home generation, electric cars, etc) are going to have on distribution networks and you quickly see where the money will go. Yes, I work in the power industry.
  • Dick S.
    Pay up or live in a dark cave, decisions........................
  • Marcus S.
    £100 a month on electrickery? fscking hell, glad mine isn't even half that. "Jo: The price of oil halved since last year, yet the price has hardly changes, not thats profiteering is it!. With this government I would be better on the dole." What has the price of oil from a private company got to do with the government? (Other than the obvious nationalisation of basic utilities, and a fair charge based on ability to pay - not that it's likely to happen with this (or any other) government).
  • NobbyB
    Can't they burn fluffy kittens or rabbits or africans or something to generate more power?
  • Mr B.
    The bill is addressed to your legal personality. Your birth certificate. You are not a person. You are a human being. Stepping out of their contract law by distancing yourself from your legal personality will only screw themselves and not you. How can they make you pay when you simply say 'no'. Ever tried that when they phone you up and ask to confirm your details? Say no and see what happens. They can't make you say'yes'. This is the same in our lawless courts of justice. Just ask for a court de jure BEFORE your summons! LOL
  • Marcus S.
    Mr Bailiff - sorry, but that freeman (on the land) stuff is all shite. However, if you do refuse to pay there is little they can do to you for most things (council tax being one of the exceptions).

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