A standing charge is a daily fee for keeping your gas and electricity supplies connected to the network.

Most energy tariffs include a standing charge. It's not linked to the amount of gas or electricity you use, so you'll have to pay it even when you're not using energy, for example if you're on holiday.

The standing charge for Bulb members who pay monthly is:

  • 20.44p for electricity
  • 20.44p for gas

And the standing charge for Bulb top-up (also called prepay) members is:

  • 26.56p for electricity
  • 28.31p for gas
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