Elderly couples could be a lot better off by switching to npower’s new Dual Death Discount tariff, the energy supplier announced today. Should both die within the 12 month contract, a 10% saving will be applied to the couple’s final bill. What’s more if it can be shown that at least one death was caused by hypothermia, their heirs will benefit from 1,000 Nectar points as a ‘With Sympathy’ bonanza.
‘This new tariff will take the worry out of leaving an enormous energy bill for loved ones to pick up when both parents pop their clogs within the term of the contract. So in a very real sense, pensioners will be better off dead.’ commented an npower spokesdummy, not particularly tactfully.
Other energy suppliers are expected to announce identical tariffs just as soon as they can think up a catchy name.