Get energy price cap standing charges and unit rates by region

Electricity and gas standing charges and unit rates by payment type for regions within England, Scotland and Wales.

The price you pay for the standing charge and each unit of energy you use are different depending on where you live.

Unit prices can help you to work out how much energy suppliers can charge you for the energy you use if you are on a standard tariff. If you do not know the unit and standing charges you are paying, check your electricity and gas bills, or contact your supplier.

Things you need you know

The energy price cap does not set a limit on the unit rate or standing charge a supplier can charge you, but it does set a limit on overall amount you will pay. For example, you could be on a tariff that has a higher unit rate but a lower standing charge.

The standing charges are the maximum costs a supplier can charge a customer who has not used any energy. Suppliers can also charge less than the limit for either standing charge or unit rate.

Electricity and gas unit rates

The unit price rate is the rate charged per unit or kilowatt hour (kWh) of electricity or gas you use.

Electricity and gas standing charges

The standing charge is a cost   that is included in each electricity and gas bill. It is a cost set by your supplier. Your supplier will charge you this cost each day even if you do not use any energy on that day.

The charge covers the cost to maintain the energy supply network, take meter readings, and support some government social and environmental schemes. Read about other costs included in your energy bills and understanding your electricity and gas bill.

Economy 7 tariff or multi-rate customers

If you are a multi-rate customer or on an Economy 7 tariff,  you will probably have more than one electricity unit rate shown on your bill. For example, a rate for the energy you use during off-peak times and a rate during peak times. The unit rates included in the energy price cap   are an average of the unit rate   based on how much energy will be used during peak and off-peak periods. Check if you can swap to an Economy 7 tariff in the Economy 7 consumer guide.

Standing charges and unit rates by Direct Debit, 1 January to 30 June 2024

People who pay by Direct Debit for the energy they use. Prices include VAT and are rounded to two decimal places.

Electricity standing charges and unit rates paid by Direct Debit, single rate

People who pay the same price for the electricity they use at any time of day, called a ‘single rate’.

Region Daily standing charge  
January to March 2024 
Daily standing charge 
April to June 2024
Unit rate 
January to March 2024 
Unit rate 
April to June 2024
North West 51.79 pence per day 51.19 pence per day 28.44 pence per KWh 24.67 pence per KWh
Northern 57.44 pence per day 71.20 pence per day 27.81 pence per KWh 23.36 pence per KWh
Yorkshire 56.00 pence per day 67.44 pence per day 27.79 pence per KWh 23.36 pence per KWh
Northern Scotland 59.38 pence per day 61.10 pence per day 28.48 pence per KWh 24.96 pence per KWh
Southern 49.97 pence per day 63.33 pence per day 28.79 pence per KWh 24.66 pence per KWh
Southern Scotland 62.08 pence per day 63.31 pence per day 28.16 pence per KWh 23.97 pence per KWh
North Wales and Mersey 62.21 pence per day 67.04 pence per day 29.57 pence per KWh 25.42 pence per KWh
London 38.50 pence per day 40.79 pence per day 29.73 pence per KWh 25.72 pence per KWh
South East 47.56 pence per day 56.90 pence per day 29.38 pence per KWh 25.29 pence per KWh
Eastern 44.00 pence per day 49.92 pence per day 29.22 pence per KWh 25.26 pence per KWh
East Midlands 50.69 pence per day 56.00 pence per day 28.02 pence per KWh 23.77 pence per KWh
Midlands 54.36 pence per day 62.73 pence per day 28.12 pence per KWh 23.84 pence per KWh
Southern Western 58.68 pence per day 67.19 pence per day 28.43 pence per KWh 24.21 pence per KWh
South Wales 54.21 pence per day 63.26 pence per day 28.71 pence per KWh 24.51 pence per KWh
Great Britain average 53.35 pence per day 60.10 pence per day 28.62 pence per KWh 24.50 pence per KWh

Electricity standing charges and unit rates paid by Direct Debit, multi-rate

People who pay different prices for the electricity they use at different times of the day, called a ‘multi-rate’ (includes Economy 7 meters).

Region Daily standing charge  
January to March 2024
Daily standing charge 
April to June 2024
Unit rate 
January to March 2024
Unit rate 
April to June 2024
North West 51.79 pence per day 51.01 pence per day 27.41 pence per KWh 23.27 pence per KWh
Northern 57.42 pence per day 70.94 pence per day 26.89 pence per KWh 22.21 pence per KWh
Yorkshire 55.99 pence per day 67.40 pence per day 26.94 pence per KWh 22.26 pence per KWh
Northern Scotland 59.36 pence per day 62.25 pence per day 27.54 pence per KWh 23.65 pence per KWh
Southern 49.96 pence per day 63.72 pence per day 27.78 pence per KWh 23.33 pence per KWh
Southern Scotland 62.06 pence per day 64.56 pence per day 27.19 pence per KWh 22.71 pence per KWh
North Wales and Mersey 62.19 pence per day 66.94 pence per day 28.45 pence per KWh 23.99 pence per KWh
London 38.52 pence per day 40.75 pence per day 28.55 pence per KWh 24.22 pence per KWh
South East 47.57 pence per day 57.40 pence per day 28.25 pence per KWh 23.83 pence per KWh
Eastern 44.01 pence per day 50.46 pence per day 28.12 pence per KWh 23.83 pence per KWh
East Midlands 50.68 pence per day 55.72 pence per day 27.13 pence per KWh 22.59 pence per KWh
Midlands 54.34 pence per day 62.82 pence per day 27.24 pence per KWh 22.67 pence per KWh
Southern Western 58.66 pence per day 67.93 pence per day 27.40 pence per KWh 22.91 pence per KWh
South Wales 54.20 pence per day 62.80 pence per day 27.69 pence per KWh 23.21 pence per KWh
Great Britain average 53.34 pence per day 60.33 pence per day 27.61 pence per KWh 23.19 pence per KWh

Gas standing charges and unit rates paid by Direct Debit

Region Daily standing charge  
January to March 2024
Daily standing charge 
April to June 2024
Unit rate 
January to March 2024
Unit rate 
April to June 2024
North West 29.60 pence per day 31.62 pence per day 7.42 pence per KWh 5.96 pence per KWh
Northern 29.60 pence per day 31.58 pence per day 7.34 pence per KWh 6.03 pence per KWh
Yorkshire 29.60 pence per day 31.56 pence per day 7.35 pence per KWh 6.01 pence per KWh
Northern Scotland 29.60 pence per day 31.58 pence per day 7.37 pence per KWh 5.96 pence per KWh
Southern 29.59 pence per day 30.78 pence per day 7.52 pence per KWh 6.12 pence per KWh
Southern Scotland 29.60 pence per day 31.67 pence per day 7.37 pence per KWh 5.96 pence per KWh
North Wales and Mersey 29.60 pence per day 31.89 pence per day 7.45 pence per KWh 6.01 pence per KWh
London 29.60 pence per day 32.04 pence per day 7.42 pence per KWh 6.11 pence per KWh
South East 29.60 pence per day 30.94 pence per day 7.45 pence per KWh 5.97 pence per KWh
Eastern 29.60 pence per day 31.01 pence per day 7.31 pence per KWh 5.96 pence per KWh
East Midlands 29.60 pence per day 31.11 pence per day 7.29 pence per KWh 5.90 pence per KWh
Midlands 29.60 pence per day 31.45 pence per day 7.34 pence per KWh 6.00 pence per KWh
Southern Western 29.59 pence per day 30.97 pence per day 7.62 pence per KWh 6.33 pence per KWh
South Wales 29.59 pence per day 31.75 pence per day 7.57 pence per KWh 6.25 pence per KWh
Great Britain average 29.60 pence per day 31.43 pence per day 7.42 pence per KWh 6.04 pence per KWh

Standing charges and unit rates by standard credit, 1 January to 30 June 2024

People who pay when they get their bill for the energy they have already used. Prices include VAT and are rounded to two decimal places.

Electricity standing charges and unit rates paid by standard credit, single rate

People who pay the same price for the electricity they use at any time of day, called a ‘single rate’.

Region Daily standing charge  
January to March 2024
Daily standing charge 
April to June 2024
Unit rate 
January to March 2024
Unit rate 
April to June 2024
North West 58.37 pence per day 56.38 pence per day 29.94 pence per KWh 25.96 pence per KWh
Northern 64.32 pence per day 77.54 pence per day 29.27 pence per KWh 24.58 pence per KWh
Yorkshire 62.80 pence per day 73.55 pence per day 29.25 pence per KWh 24.58 pence per KWh
Northern Scotland 66.36 pence per day 66.81 pence per day 29.98 pence per KWh 26.27 pence per KWh
Southern 56.45 pence per day 69.72 pence per day 30.31 pence per KWh 25.95 pence per KWh
Southern Scotland 69.21 pence per day 68.97 pence per day 29.64 pence per KWh 25.24 pence per KWh
North Wales and Mersey 69.34 pence per day 72.79 pence per day 31.13 pence per KWh 26.76 pence per KWh
London 44.37 pence per day 45.04 pence per day 31.29 pence per KWh 27.07 pence per KWh
South East 53.92 pence per day 62.93 pence per day 30.93 pence per KWh 26.62 pence per KWh
Eastern 50.17 pence per day 55.54 pence per day 30.75 pence per KWh 26.58 pence per KWh
East Midlands 57.21 pence per day 61.72 pence per day 29.49 pence per KWh 25.02 pence per KWh
Midlands 61.07 pence per day 68.62 pence per day 29.61 pence per KWh 25.09 pence per KWh
Southern Western 65.62 pence per day 73.66 pence per day 29.92 pence per KWh 25.48 pence per KWh
South Wales 60.91 pence per day 69.00 pence per day 30.22 pence per KWh 25.80 pence per KWh
Great Britain average 60.01 pence per day 65.88 pence per day 30.12 pence per KWh 25.79 pence per KWh

Electricity standing charges and unit rates paid by standard credit, multi-rate

People who pay different prices for the electricity they use at different times of the day, called a ‘multi-rate’ (includes Economy 7 meters).

Region Daily standing charge  
January to March 2024 
Daily standing charge 
April to June 2024
Unit rate 
January to March 2024
Unit rate 
April to June 2024
North West 58.35 pence per day 56.36 pence per day 28.85 pence per KWh 24.48 pence per KWh
Northern 64.28 pence per day 77.49 pence per day 28.31 pence per KWh 23.37 pence per KWh
Yorkshire 62.77 pence per day 73.49 pence per day 28.36 pence per KWh 23.42 pence per KWh
Northern Scotland 66.32 pence per day 66.78 pence per day 28.99 pence per KWh 24.89 pence per KWh
Southern 56.43 pence per day 69.68 pence per day 29.24 pence per KWh 24.55 pence per KWh
Southern Scotland 69.17 pence per day 68.93 pence per day 28.62 pence per KWh 23.90 pence per KWh
North Wales and Mersey 69.31 pence per day 72.75 pence per day 29.95 pence per KWh 25.25 pence per KWh
London 44.38 pence per day 45.05 pence per day 30.05 pence per KWh 25.49 pence per KWh
South East 53.90 pence per day 62.90 pence per day 29.73 pence per KWh 25.08 pence per KWh
Eastern 50.16 pence per day 55.52 pence per day 29.60 pence per KWh 25.08 pence per KWh
East Midlands 57.19 pence per day 61.69 pence per day 28.55 pence per KWh 23.78 pence per KWh
Midlands 61.04 pence per day 68.58 pence per day 28.67 pence per KWh 23.86 pence per KWh
Southern Western 65.59 pence per day 73.61 pence per day 28.84 pence per KWh 24.11 pence per KWh
South Wales 60.89 pence per day 68.95 pence per day 29.14 pence per KWh 24.43 pence per KWh
Great Britain average 59.98 pence per day 65.84 pence per day 29.06 pence per KWh 24.41 pence per KWh

Gas standing charges and unit rates paid by standard credit

Region Daily standing charge  
January to March 2024
Daily standing charge 
April to June 2024
Unit rate 
January to March 2024
Unit rate 
April to June 2024
North West 34.97 pence per day 35.21 pence per day 7.81 pence per KWh 6.27 pence per KWh
Northern 34.97 pence per day 35.21 pence per day 7.73 pence per KWh 6.34 pence per KWh
Yorkshire 34.97 pence per day 35.21 pence per day 7.74 pence per KWh 6.33 pence per KWh
Northern Scotland 34.97 pence per day 35.21 pence per day 7.76 pence per KWh 6.27 pence per KWh
Southern 34.96 pence per day 35.20 pence per day 7.91 pence per KWh 6.44 pence per KWh
Southern Scotland 34.97 pence per day 35.21 pence per day 7.76 pence per KWh 6.27 pence per KWh
North Wales and Mersey 34.97 pence per day 35.21 pence per day 7.85 pence per KWh 6.33 pence per KWh
London 34.97 pence per day 35.20 pence per day 7.81 pence per KWh 6.43 pence per KWh
South East 34.97 pence per day 35.21 pence per day 7.84 pence per KWh 6.28 pence per KWh
Eastern 34.97 pence per day 35.21 pence per day 7.69 pence per KWh 6.28 pence per KWh
East Midlands 34.97 pence per day 35.21 pence per day 7.67 pence per KWh 6.21 pence per KWh
Midlands 34.97 pence per day 35.21 pence per day 7.73 pence per KWh 6.32 pence per KWh
Southern Western 34.96 pence per day 35.19 pence per day 8.02 pence per KWh 6.66 pence per KWh
South Wales 34.96 pence per day 35.19 pence per day 7.97 pence per KWh 6.58 pence per KWh
Great Britain average 34.97 pence per day 35.21 pence per day 7.81 pence per KWh 6.36 pence per KWh

Standing charges and unit rates by prepayment meter, 1 January to 30 June 2024

People with a prepayment meter installed in their household and who pay for energy they use before they use it. Prices include VAT and are rounded to two decimal places.

Electricity standing charges and unit rates paid by prepayment meter, single rate

People who pay the same price for the electricity they use at any time of day, called a ‘single rate’.

Region  Daily standing charge 
January to March 2024
Daily standing charge 
April to June 2024
Unit rate
January to March 2024
Unit rate 
April to June 2024 
North West 58.72 pence per day 51.19 pence per day 28.00 pence per KWh 23.88 pence per KWh
Northern 64.33 pence per day 71.20 pence per day 27.37 pence per KWh 22.58 pence per KWh
Yorkshire 62.90 pence per day 67.44 pence per day 27.35 pence per KWh 22.58 pence per KWh
Northern Scotland 66.26 pence per day 61.10 pence per day 28.04 pence per KWh 24.17 pence per KWh
Southern 56.90 pence per day 63.33 pence per day 28.35 pence per KWh 23.88 pence per KWh
Southern Scotland 68.95 pence per day 63.31 pence per day 27.72 pence per KWh 23.20 pence per KWh
North Wales and Mersey 69.07 pence per day 67.04 pence per day 29.12 pence per KWh 24.64 pence per KWh
London 45.49 pence per day 40.79 pence per day 29.28 pence per KWh 24.93 pence per KWh
South East 54.50 pence per day 56.90 pence per day 28.94 pence per KWh 24.51 pence per KWh
Eastern 50.96 pence per day 49.92 pence per day 28.77 pence per KWh 24.47 pence per KWh
East Midlands 57.62 pence per day 56.00 pence per day 27.58 pence per KWh 22.99 pence per KWh
Midlands 61.26 pence per day 62.73 pence per day 27.68 pence per KWh 23.06 pence per KWh
Southern Western 65.56 pence per day 67.19 pence per day 27.98 pence per KWh 23.43 pence per KWh
South Wales 61.11 pence per day 63.26 pence per day 28.27 pence per KWh 23.73 pence per KWh
Great Britain average 60.26 pence per day 60.10 pence per day 28.17 pence per KWh 23.72 pence per KWh

Electricity standing charges and unit rates paid by prepayment meter, multi-rate

People who pay different prices for the electricity they use at different times of the day, called a ‘multi-rate’ (includes Economy 7 meters).

Region Daily standing charge  
January to March 2024
Daily standing charge 
April to June 2024
Unit rate 
January to March 2024
Unit rate 
April to June 2024
North West 58.70 pence per day 51.01 pence per day 27.06 pence per KWh 22.67 pence per KWh
Northern 64.31 pence per day 70.94 pence per day 26.54 pence per KWh 21.61 pence per KWh
Yorkshire 62.88 pence per day 67.40 pence per day 26.59 pence per KWh 21.66 pence per KWh
Northern Scotland 66.23 pence per day 62.25 pence per day 27.19 pence per KWh 23.05 pence per KWh
Southern 56.89 pence per day 63.72 pence per day 27.42 pence per KWh 22.73 pence per KWh
Southern Scotland 68.92 pence per day 64.56 pence per day 26.84 pence per KWh 22.12 pence per KWh
North Wales and Mersey 69.05 pence per day 66.94 pence per day 28.09 pence per KWh 23.39 pence per KWh
London 45.50 pence per day 40.75 pence per day 28.19 pence per KWh 23.62 pence per KWh
South East 54.50 pence per day 57.40 pence per day 27.89 pence per KWh 23.23 pence per KWh
Eastern 50.96 pence per day 50.46 pence per day 27.76 pence per KWh 23.23 pence per KWh
East Midlands 57.60 pence per day 55.72 pence per day 26.78 pence per KWh 22.00 pence per KWh
Midlands 61.25 pence per day 62.82 pence per day 26.88 pence per KWh 22.08 pence per KWh
Southern Western 65.54 pence per day 67.93 pence per day 27.05 pence per KWh 22.32 pence per KWh
South Wales 61.10 pence per day 62.80 pence per day 27.34 pence per KWh 22.61 pence per KWh
Great Britain average 60.24 pence per day 60.33 pence per day 27.26 pence per KWh 22.59 pence per KWh

Gas standing charges and unit rates paid by prepayment meter

Region Daily standing charge  
January to March 2024
Daily standing charge 
April to June 2024
Unit rate 
January to March 2024
Unit rate 
April to June 2024
North West 40.42 pence per day 31.62 pence per day 7.22 pence per KWh 5.71 pence per KWh
Northern 40.42 pence per day 31.58 pence per day 7.17 pence per KWh 5.82 pence per KWh
Yorkshire 40.42 pence per day 31.56 pence per day 7.18 pence per KWh 5.79 pence per KWh
Northern Scotland 40.42 pence per day 31.58 pence per day 7.19 pence per KWh 5.72 pence per KWh
Southern 40.41 pence per day 30.78 pence per day 7.33 pence per KWh 5.92 pence per KWh
Southern Scotland 40.42 pence per day 31.67 pence per day 7.19 pence per KWh 5.72 pence per KWh
North Wales and Mersey 40.41 pence per day 31.89 pence per day 7.24 pence per KWh 5.75 pence per KWh
London 40.41 pence per day 32.04 pence per day 7.24 pence per KWh 5.89 pence per KWh
South East 40.41 pence per day 30.94 pence per day 7.25 pence per KWh 5.74 pence per KWh
Eastern 40.42 pence per day 31.01 pence per day 7.16 pence per KWh 5.77 pence per KWh
East Midlands 40.42 pence per day 31.11 pence per day 7.11 pence per KWh 5.68 pence per KWh
Midlands 40.42 pence per day 31.45 pence per day 7.14 pence per KWh 5.76 pence per KWh
Southern Western 40.40 pence per day 30.97 pence per day 7.49 pence per KWh 6.17 pence per KWh
South Wales 40.41 pence per day 31.75 pence per day 7.36 pence per KWh 6.00 pence per KWh
Great Britain average 40.42 pence per day 31.43 pence per day 7.24 pence per KWh 5.82 pence per KWh