Definition of 'standing charge'
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Times, Sunday Times (2016)
This is because energy groups would lose money supplying households that are low users but who do not pay a standing charge.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Apparently some users object to paying the full standing charge when their fuel usage is small so the suppliers spread it over those first units.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
In contrast, it would make sense for a large family to pay a higher standing charge and pay less for the electricity and gas they consume.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Ofgem recently proposed that all suppliers offer a no-frills tariff, featuring just the unit price for energy used and the standing charge.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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