Produced in partnership with Future Energy Associates (FEA) it highlights how our broken energy system prioritises profit over people’s ability to heat their homes.
It shows urgent government action is needed to introduce tariff reforms which could bring down bills and help people stay warm this winter.
These concerning findings point to the need for a review into these charges, and highlight how our current energy system is actively hampering Britain's access to cheaper, renewable energy through the failure to invest in the grid.
"There must be a review into how we have arrived at so many covert charges and Ofgem must improve the transparency in the calculation of how our standing charges are arrived at.
"Of particular concern is the system whereby we are paying upfront for vital infrastructure upgrades which could help bring down electricity bills, but which are then not delivered.
We need a full audit of what has been charged, what has been spent and what is owed back to the bill payer."
"Hardup households are being punished multiple times by energy giants. Our energy bills are still forecasted to remain well above 2021 levels for the rest of the year and the vital grid infrastructure upgrades needed to bring electricity costs down are not being delivered.
"Perversely, the failure to upgrade and maintain the grid then results in line losses, which consumers also have to pay for via their bills."