Deemed contract rates for power
A deemed contract will apply where a customer remains supplied by Unicom but has not agreed a contract. This results in the customer paying a deemed rate for the electricity or gas supplied. Electricity and gas pricing are subject to market conditions and as such fluctuate on an hourly basis, creating a high level of uncertainty which is reflected in higher pricing than contracted prices in order to cover spikes in power purchases.
If you are currently being charged deemed rates please contact our Customer Service Team on 0161 946 4444 to discuss your options.
What is the difference between deemed contract customers and out of contract customers?
Deemed contract – this is where gas or electricity (or both) are supplied to a premises and one in which customer is using a product (gas, electricity or both) at said premises, without entering into a formal agreement for those services. So for example, when a customer moves into a new premises and uses the existing supplier.
Out of Contract customers – this is where a customer has terminated their contact but has not left to utilise another supplier after the fixed contract end date.
Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS)
Under the Government’s Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS), customers who are paying Standard Variable, Out of Contract or Deemed rates will be eligible to receive support between 1st October 2022 and 31st March 2023. There will be a discount of 34.5 p/kWh applicable for electricity and 9.1 p/kWh applicable for gas throughout the scheme. The discount will be applied to your bill automatically.