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Which? warns of electricity meters with 'wrong time'

Electricity meter clocks showing the wrong time are going unnoticed, meaning up to 3.9 million households on reliant tariffs could be paying too much, consumer group Which? has reported.

Which? says some electricity meter clocks are 'showing wrong time'.

The watchdog said several members had come forward to warn that their meter clocks had been showing the wrong time, potentially leaving them "significantly out of pocket".

Time-of-use tariffs such as Economy 7 and Economy 10 offer customers a lower rate for electricity during some hours and a higher rate for others.Some 3.9 million UK households are on these types of tariff.

ScottishPower announces home dual fuel bill cut of £54

ScottishPower will reduce its domestic gas and electricity prices on January 31 following the measures recently announced by the UK Government to curb non energy costs.

A typical dual fuel household annual bill will reduce by £54, made up of a 3.3% reduction in standard tariffs for dual fuel customers – £42 per annum. It also includes a universal rebate to be paid to customers in line with the government timetable - £12 per annum.

This reduction will bring the average annual bill for a dual fuel customer paying by monthly direct debit down to £1,199 per annum. It should benefit 2.2 million households.

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