I’ve just signed up to PP and saw a random post about membership fees so thought I’d take a look on here. It looks like the term “membership fee” confuses a lot of people, and I can see why.
Why don’t they just call it a “standing charge”? My quote never mentioned a membership fee and included a very specific daily standing charge rate which will obviously fluctuate from bill-tobill, depending on the length of the month. So how can it be a fixed fee each month (£8, is that right)? Does it only apply to variable rates and not fixed rates?
My brain is slightly scrambled by this, so if anyone can shed any light it would be appreciated.
Best answer by woz
actually the above answer is sort of correct and not correct (sorry Angela!)
The mem. fee aka standing charge is charged monthly (I’ll get back to that point in a moment), but if you have both fuels there is a dual fuel discount of £2.50 per month.
Also it’s £8.00 p.c.m on the variable tariff, but on the fixed tariffs it’s £6.67*
Thus the monthly charge on the variable is £13.50 if dual fuel (£8.00 if single) and
……… the monthly charge on the variable is £10.84 if dual fuel (£6.67 ish if single)
The fee is costed monthly unless you leave in which case it’s costed pro-rata daily, so the charge will appear differently in months with fewer or more days (in other words it wont calculate to the exact figure on any statement, but overall it will calculate to the the correct yearly figure which is either £96 per fuel or *£80 per fuel less d.f discount if two fuels.
...There’s no fuel like an old fuel…..(that’s not directed at anyone, I just felt like writing something)
If it makes you hap[y call it a standing charge, for reasons none of us will ever understand PP decided to call it a membership fee, perhaps it encourages a collective spirit...(or if it doesn’t it should!)