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Old 10-07-2018, 11:47   #5416
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Eon sending me an email saying they 'need' to replace my meters with a smart meter, well that is a load of bollocks..... and it isn't going to happen any time soon!
Thatís because the U.K. Government has set them targets to install Smart Meters by the end of 2020, and they will be fined if they donít meet those targets (even though itís not compulsory for customers to have them...).

Suppliers have been told by the Government to try to install smart meters in all the UKís 50 million homes and businesses by the end of 2020. If they fail to do enough, they face fines of up to £7 billion.

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Smart meters will be rolled out as standard across the country by the end of 2020. But there is no legal obligation on you to have one.
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That’s because the U.K. Government has set them targets to install Smart Meters by the end of 2020, and they will be fined if they don’t meet those targets (even though it’s not compulsory for customers to have them...).

Suppliers have been told by the Government to try to install smart meters in all the UK’s 50 million homes and businesses by the end of 2020. If they fail to do enough, they face fines of up to £7 billion.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/smart-meters-how-they-work

What annoys me is their use of the word 'need' as that simply isn't true.


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Old 10-07-2018, 13:18   #5418
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Re: Moans and Pet Hates part 8

What they say is true.

They need you to upgrade (otherwise they will be fined) - you don't need to accept that upgrade...
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Old 10-07-2018, 13:31   #5419
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Eon sending me an email saying they 'need' to replace my meters with a smart meter, well that is a load of bollocks..... and it isn't going to happen any time soon!
We have had ours for 3 years snoopZ.

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Eon sending me an email saying they 'need' to replace my meters with a smart meter, well that is a load of bollocks..... and it isn't going to happen any time soon!
I didn't want one but EDF almost insisted. I've been running my own energy monitor unit for back-to-back comparisons as I was suspicious that the unit might be reading VA's (Volts times Amps) rather than real Watts. There's a big difference if you have a lot of LED lighting or fridge / freezer units.

Rest assured that the smart meter I have which is the GE SGC1311 reads real watts to the same accuracy as my NAMAS tracable unit.

The only PITA is the remote monitor keeps resetting and displaying £ used today rather than Watts which are more useful to me.
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Re: Moans and Pet Hates part 8

Need to wait for the version 2 meters that are not tied to a single supplier. British Gas called me to offer the meters and the lady on the phone insisted they were version 2 but another call to confirm showed that wasn't the case so we cancelled.
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Just had my buildings insurance quote from hastings for insurance with Axa .
went on confused .com and bought it for 50% of the hastings renewal price ,these people just don't do customer loyalty
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Re: Moans and Pet Hates part 8

My sister told my mum, dad & me that my niece is 1 stone under weight and therfore anorexic, she had been watching what she eats.

Through work my sister has private healthcare and has an apointment with a Dr on Monday, the outcome will decide if my sister has to cancel her holiday in 2 weeks, as she was told that as my niece is anorexic she could have a heart attack on the flight.

The holiday isn't insured, so if she cancels she loses the £2,000 it cost.

But as my nephew said to his mum when told, it's only money and we have each other.

So know I'll do anything to help my sister, and along with my parents pay for a holiday later.
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Bent down to get the breakfast stuff out from the fridge and my back went out with an audible clunk. Pain and agony as I tried to straighten up.

It's not too bad standing but I can't bend down now. The OH is giving it a massage. Hope it helps.
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My sister told my mum, dad & me that my niece is 1 stone under weight and therfore anorexic, she had been watching what she eats.

Through work my sister has private healthcare and has an apointment with a Dr on Monday, the outcome will decide if my sister has to cancel her holiday in 2 weeks, as she was told that as my niece is anorexic she could have a heart attack on the flight.

The holiday isn't insured, so if she cancels she loses the £2,000 it cost.

But as my nephew said to his mum when told, it's only money and we have each other.

So know I'll do anything to help my sister, and along with my parents pay for a holiday later.
Sorry to hear that.

However, not sure how 1 stone under weight means you are anorexic? If that was the case many people would be classed that way, myself included.

But Anorexia is an illness and thought people had to be severely malnourished to be anorexic?
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My sister told my mum, dad & me that my niece is 1 stone under weight and therfore anorexic, she had been watching what she eats.

Through work my sister has private healthcare and has an apointment with a Dr on Monday, the outcome will decide if my sister has to cancel her holiday in 2 weeks, as she was told that as my niece is anorexic she could have a heart attack on the flight.

The holiday isn't insured, so if she cancels she loses the £2,000 it cost.

But as my nephew said to his mum when told, it's only money and we have each other.

So know I'll do anything to help my sister, and along with my parents pay for a holiday later.
Sorry to hear this Hom3r I suspect that your nieces GP will want to determine what is causing your niece to be classed as medically underweight therefore may want to tests etc as many illnesses can make you appear anorexic according to my BMI at the moment I'm overweight but that is all the meds I'm on atm and just a few months ago according to my BMI I would be classed as medically anorexic.

I suspect the GP will want to determine what medical condition is causing this weight loss, fortunately, your niece has a loving and supportive family to help her on her journey to recovery

When I'm having difficulty eating or keeping food down as I can be sick quite a lot my GP prescribes me high calorie shakes called fortisip (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortisip) maybe your nieces GP may offer these and if not I'm sure you can buy them as I've just googled them and this came up, saying that I would advise that your sister checks with your nieces GP just to check that these would be ok for her to use.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fortisip-Co...ortisip+drinks

https://www.chemist-4-u.com/catalogs...esc&q=fortisip
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Sorry to hear this Hom3r I suspect that your nieces GP will want to determine what is causing your niece to be classed as medically underweight therefore may want to tests etc as many illnesses can make you appear anorexic according to my BMI at the moment I'm overweight but that is all the meds I'm on atm and just a few months ago according to my BMI I would be classed as medically anorexic.

I suspect the GP will want to determine what medical condition is causing this weight loss, fortunately, your niece has a loving and supportive family to help her on her journey to recovery

When I'm having difficulty eating or keeping food down as I can be sick quite a lot my GP prescribes me high calorie shakes called fortisip (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortisip) maybe your nieces GP may offer these and if not I'm sure you can buy them as I've just googled them and this came up, saying that I would advise that your sister checks with your nieces GP just to check that these would be ok for her to use.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fortisip-Co...ortisip+drinks

https://www.chemist-4-u.com/catalogs...esc&q=fortisip
Thanks. My mum was on Fortisip.

I have just been told that my sister cannot go on holiday, and that my niece is close to being admitted.

Should hopefully find put more later.

The only thing I can do is be there if I get a call for help.
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The good thing is my niece knows she has a problem.


She's currently been given a diet to follow for 7 days then she goes back to the Drs, I guess it then if they decide what happens next
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She's currently been given a diet to follow for 7 days then she goes back to the Drs, I guess it then if they decide what happens next
Sorry to hear about your niece Hom3r.

I agree that the most promising thing is that she has acknowledged that she has a problem and seems to want to do something proactive to conquer her eating disorder.

A member of my family was in the same position but refused to see she had a problem. She fought against every thing and everyone insisting that she was OK. In the end she was forced to face her problem and it was several years before she got her eating under control.
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So sorry to read about your niece's problems, so worrying for you all, I hope things get sorted out.
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