Support during the coronavirus outbreak

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Read our advice to members or find out what to do in an emergency.

Standing charges

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, or if your gas or electricity supply has been disconnected.

Standing charges for homes

Standing charges vary by region. To find out your standing charge, enter your postcode under 'Find tariff details for your area' on our Tariff page.

Standing charges for business

The standing charge for Bulb business members is:

  • 27.397p for electricity
  • 27.397p for gas

The standing charge for Bulb members with a half hourly meter or a large gas supply point is £1.

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