Ofgem imposes a maximum price an energy provider can charge its customers for electricity and gas as well as a maximum it is allowed to charge for its daily standing charges for both.
The amount you can be charged for depends on a few things, firstly what area or region you live in and secondly how you pay for your energy, i.e direct debit, pay as you go, or pay on receipt of bill.
Below is a table of the maximum you can be charged for your energy in this region (Northern Scotland) and each payment method. If you are being charged more than these prices we would suggest contacting your energy provider for clarification in the first instance. Please remember you are charged a daily standing charge every day no matter if you use any gas or electric at all.
Pay by Direct Debit
Unit rate: 6.85p per kWh
Standing charge: 29.62p per day
Unit rate: 27.26p per kWh
Standing charge: 59.40p per day
Pay or Receipt of bill
Unit rate: 6.63p per kWh
Standing charge: 34.21p per day
Unit rate: 26.83p per kWh
Standing charge: 61.52p per day
Unit rate: 7.21p per kWh
Standing charge: 34.99p per day
Unit rate: 28.70p per kWh
Standing charge: 66.38p per day