This table shows the main suppliers of utilties to the UK general public. To work out your own bill get four consecutive quarterly utility bills, preferably including the latest quarter. Then with a calculator complete the following:
1. Tap in the total of the four quarterly bills.
2. Now divide by 1 point, followed by the % increase figure without the second decimal place.
Eg. £864.37 divided by 1.9498 (for a Scottish Power customer)
Answer: In Jan 2003 that customers bill would have been £443.31 using the same amount of energy.
Or £421.06 more this year
Don't forget the price has gone up each year since 2003, the £421.06 figure is for this year, not the previous 3 years as follows:
2003-4 = £125 more
2004-5 = £300 more
2005-6 = £425 more and so it goes on.