Manx Gas insists standing charges don't lead to higher bills

The Island's gas supplier insists its standing charges aren't affecting customers' bills.

Manx Gas believes the banded standing charges which came in last year are having little to no impact on the cost of gas for Manx residents.

The statement comes after multiple groups were set up on social media to express concern over higher bills.

The supplier insists the standing charges are to help customers spread the cost of gas over the course of the year, resulting in higher bills in the summer and lower charges in winter.

However, Manx Gas is urging anyone who thinks they are in the wrong consumption band or has other concerns about their bill to get in touch.

Some customers are planning to hold a peaceful protest outside the House of Keys on September 19th.