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Why is gas and electric so expensive?​

Energy prices are skyrocketing! Why is that? 

The answer lies with several different things. First, there’s the price your supplier pays for electricity and gas: this can be either bought at market prices or brought into the country through importation – Wholesale cost accounts for about half of what you pay per month (national network costs account another 20%). Then come expenses such as VAT , smart meters/annual fees

Households paying by direct debit are set to see their energy bills increase over £2000 per year, with most of the hike coming from gas. The price has doubled in just two months – you’re paying more than double before for something that used be free.

Experts are predicting that prices will rise much further in 2023. In late May, a spokesman said a typical household would pay £800 more from January of this upcoming calendar year due to an increase. However when giving evidence before MPs earlier this month he corrected himself on these figures stating “clearly” you can’t just assume what your annual price change might be if it doesn’t happen every single month which is why Ofgem’s current prediction stands at 2-3%.

The typical gas and electricity bill in England, Wales or Scotland could be more than £3k next year. This is a significant increase from previous predictions which have been anywhere between 200-600 pounds higher!

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With many smaller energy suppliers going bust recently, the “supplier of last resort” has been requested to take on their customers. The cost is spread amongst everyone’s bills because they may have higher costs that can’t be recovered when taking new business from these companies in order maintain quality service for all clients and avoid any dropped calls or other problems caused by an overflow situation like this one might happen if more suppliers were doing so instead; however it does mean there will likely come a point where we see some rate increases which could affect you as well!

The big profits that Shell and BP report are because of their sales in the wholesale market. This is different to your energy supplier, who has higher operating costs cover customer services as well a profit margin.

The price of fuel and food costs for British people has sky-rocketed over recent months. This past summer, prices were three times higher than they were in 2017–a record high according to BP report!

The £6 billion made by the oil giant is only slightly lower when compared with its previous highest earning quarter which was back at an earlier time last year during April through June where profits stood at around £7.9 B/.

So what can we do?

One argument is that the UK should produce more gas within its own borders. But this won’t solve the problem, since gas is a global commodity and prices in the UK are determined based on global trades, regardless of where the gas is extracted. UK-produced gas exports to mainland Europe in October 2021 were more than four times that of the previous October simply because it was more profitable.

The price of gas is skyrocketing. The UK needs to do everything they can in order not be stuck paying these high rates, which include reducing energy consumption by using less fuel when possible or simply making changes like turning off lights instead leaving them turned on all night long!

With winter fast approaching, we need to take steps now in order not only afford but also thrive during these cold months. One way of doing so is by making sure our homes are warm enough- which can sometimes be an issue for those who rely on gas or oil as their primary source due its high price tag associated with heating units (which often make up more than half cost). Reducing energy consumption through measures such siting new buildings closer together when possible; using insulation materials like fibreglass rather than solid form models if it isn’t necessary.

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The government’s announced measures to plaster over the problem do not clearly target those most in need. The rich-poor divide is growing, and with it an increasing cost of living that has been caused by this unfairness for too long now – we must take drastic action before it becomes a ticking time bomb which will ultimately reduce inequality among the population!

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