Electricity - the standing charge will be between £148 and £183 per annum depending on which region you live in. Unit prices will be between 50.09p and 53.83p per kWh, again depending on where you live.
Gas - the standing charge will be £99.02 per annum - these rates apply nationally. Unit prices will be between 14.63p and 14.88p per kWh depending on where you live.
the two fuels do not increase at the same rates. Gas units are 4+ times what they were in Apr 2021 while the standing charge has only(!) increased by circa £6.50 per annum. Electricity units are now just under 3 times what they were in April 2021, while the standing charges have nearly doubled.
How the increases affect each of us differs because the amount of gas and electricity we use is not the same. I'm afraid a bit of maths is involved. But forum members who haven't fixed yet now have something to compare any fix price offers to. The price cap is likely to increase again in January so there cannot be absolute certainty in decision making.
However electricity is nearly 4 times the unit price of gas, so in financial terms it makes sense to use gas in preference to electricity where there is a choice.
Current Eon Next and EDF customer, ex Zog and Symbio. Don't think dual fuel saves money and don't like smart meters. Chronologically Gifted. If I offend let me know by private message, but I’ll continue to express my opinions nonetheless.