Costs in your energy bill

Learn about the different elements that make up an energy bill.

Your bill breakdown

Energy bills are made up of a number of costs. They’re not just the gas and electricity you use. They include:

  • wholesale costs
  • network costs
  • social and environmental obligations
  • other direct costs
  • supplier operating costs and margin 
  • taxes, like VAT.

Here are the cost breakdowns for typical dual-fuel, gas and electricity customers:

What these costs mean

How costs affect energy bills