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Annual domestic electricity bill in the United Kingdom (UK) 2007-2019

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual domestic electricity bill in the United Kingdom saw an overall increase. Those with a consumption of 6,000 kWh/year saw bills rise from 542 British pounds in 2007, to 837 British pounds in 2019, including value added tax. The total household expenditure on electricity in the UK amounted to approximately 17.7 billion British pounds.

Direct debit payments consistently cheapest

Between 2010 and 2017, the annual bill for electricity consumption of 3,800 KWh was consistently cheaper for consumers using direct debit payment. However, from 2018 onwards, consumers using the prepayment method paid slightly less, at 563 British pounds. In the same year, domestic standard electricity payments via direct debit were highest in Scotland at an average of 613 British pounds.

Average annual domestic electricity bill in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2007 to 2019

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Release date

March 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2007 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Provisional data

The source adds the following information:"Bills up to (and including) 2006 relate to total bill received in the year, e.g. covering consumption from Q4 of the previous year to Q3 of the named year.
Figures are inclusive of VAT.
In Q4 2014 a £12 Government rebate was applied to electricity bills for all customers in Great Britain."

Bills are deflated to 2010 terms using the GDP (market prices) deflator.

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