Gemmill 24384 Posted August 19, 2022 Share Posted August 19, 2022 3 minutes ago, PaddockLad said: One thing no one is talking about is the affect on business energy bills. If a company is not on a fixed rate there’s no price cap, meaning that where domestic users are looking at around 400% increase business users are going to be >1000%. This winter is going to be carnage, even compared with the lack of help SME’s got during lockdown. The tories will get crucified but am not sure if that automatically brings Labour back.. people are waking up to the point that 40 years of government basically contracting out fuckin everything has lead to this situation and voting for anyone is unlikely to change anything… My lass was supposed to be leaving teaching this year, but the thing she was leaving to do involves her renting some shop space. The people she's renting off own the whole property (house and shop) - they live in the house - and I think they're on a domestic tariff for the whole thing. But I can't get a straight answer out of them - they're off the charts disorganised and not really dialled in to stuff like this. I've explained there's no cap on business tariffs but they're still on the tail end of a fixed deal so I don't think they realise that all this is coming to them too. Anyway I think the decision to quit teaching has been at least delayed until we know exactly what the situation is and what it does to her rent. It might just make her business unviable and she'll have to stay with teaching for a bit. Not intended as a sob story btw. I'm incredibly fortunate to be able to weather this and she's fortunate to be able to make a decision in the knowledge that she has secure employment. Although what the fuck this is going to do to school heating bills isn't getting talked about much either. I've heard talk of three day weeks for kids. 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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