Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Is anyone with Scottish Power and is there a fixed tarrif for disabled people

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happyfella
happyfella Community member Posts: 504 Pioneering
Hi, i am with scottish power for my gas. My tarrif runs out on the 1st march. I am getting emails from scottish power to choose my next tarrif. I am not sure what to do. Should i just stay on the standard tarrif which is what martin lewis has been saying, or should i choose another tarrif. If so what tarrif would be the best.

I wished there was a special tarrif for disabled people
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,112 Disability Gamechanger
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    Martin Lewis isn't always right, you have one advantage, the change in the price cap will be decided on 7th Feb and will apply from 1st April, so you can wait till 7th Feb before making a decision.

    2024 Election won

  • happyfella
    happyfella Community member Posts: 504 Pioneering
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    i will do that and then compare
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @happyfella :) 

    Have you heard of Scope's Disability Energy Support service? Our expert adviser's can help with things like:
    • managing energy and water debt
    • switching tariffs or supplier
    • changing your meter
    • energy and water efficiency
    • accessing benefits, grants, and trusts
    • free fuel vouchers (conditions apply)
    • contacting or complaining to your supplier
    • understanding your gas and electricity bills
    • understanding how to use your heating systems
    • support registering with the Priority Services Register
    Perhaps you could get in touch with them and see whether they're able to offer you some advice?

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • happyfella
    happyfella Community member Posts: 504 Pioneering
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    Hi tori. i have contacted them and not heard back from them. i contacted them last week
  • Lisatho11987777
    Lisatho11987777 Scope Member Posts: 5,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    I am with Scottish Power I am on a fixed rate and I pay 105.00 a month for both gas and electric I moved house in November and I am happy with what I am on 
  • Lisatho11987777
    Lisatho11987777 Scope Member Posts: 5,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    I forgot to say I have had smart meters installed as well and I am on the priority list with Scottish Power 
  • happyfella
    happyfella Community member Posts: 504 Pioneering
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    I forgot to say I have had smart meters installed as well and I am on the priority list with Scottish Power 

    when does your tariff run out
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,135 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm with Octopus energy and still pay £83 per month DD. I'm on the priority list too but it means nothing for energy prices.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Lisatho11987777
    Lisatho11987777 Scope Member Posts: 5,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    @happyfella my tariff has only just started scottish power will tske you through all your options my tariff was offered to me because I am on universal credit mine will be fixed for the next 12 months 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,135 Disability Gamechanger
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    I love Octopus @poppy123456 but even they’re being hit by this nonsense. At least they showed sufficient sense and respect to email people a detailed fact based explanation. 

    Elderly relative with them who is in their 80s and lives alone will see their bill rise to £200pcm if they go fixed but still £160 if they go variable. That’s fairly sobering. 

    Same here Mike. Yes, i received that email a few days ago. It did say on the email that if i'm struggling financially with the rise they will do what they can to help.
    That's a very scary increase indeed!  I'm on the variable but only until July this year.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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