To: Paul Wheelhouse MSP and Kwasi Kwarteng MP

Scrap the meter tax

Scrap the meter tax

Remove the 'standing charge’ on gas and electric meters. Standing charges can cost residents over £100 a year per meter even if people can't afford to switch their heating on!

Why is this important?

It's more environmentally friendly to be charged for what energy people use when their using it, not what people don't use.
Easier for customers to compare prices if all companies show solely the per kilowatt rate and have no standing charge.
Fairer for the poorest of people to have greater control of their bills.