YOUR correspondent Brian York (Letters, Mar 18) has my sympathy.

I have just had an email from Scottish Power informing me of the good news that my electricity charges are going down. On reading the detail, however, I discover that the daytime price is being reduced, but both the night-time charge and the standing charge are going up. My heating is by night storage and therefore the estimated saving will be £24 per year, in other words, £2 per month, or 50p per week!

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What a difficult decision I now have, wondering how to spend this windfall! I suppose, though, I should be grateful that it is twice as much as the increase I get on my pension for being over 80 – 25p per week. If I put both together, I might be able to buy a muffin to have with my coffee once a fortnight.

P Davidson