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Energy Supplier Gone Bust!

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by dougan, Sep 22, 2021.

  1. dougan

    dougan Donator

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    Saw on the news tonight that my energy supplier Avro, has gone bust.
    Been with them for three years with no problems, just need to wait and see where I get moved to.
     
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    john79 sywell ft club

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    let us know how you get on matey :)
     
  3. shauny

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    mine gone down the pan as well. utility point:facepalm:
     
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  4. dougan

    dougan Donator

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    Will do!
    Been doing some research, looks like you are put with one of the big suppliers on a extortionate rate, but you can switch right away to another supplier.
     
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    bighit Big Poster

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    A few have gone bust recently.

    One that tried to supply mostly renewable engery was one.
     
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  6. Lorenz

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    I am with Neon Reef for electric and just thought I would check them out... they have not paid their bill to OFGEM this month and another 4 other companies haven't either and are all threatened with loosing their license. But £37 k and they can't pay it? So I guess they will be in the news soon along with the others. I hope Calor-British Gas do not hyke their prices, as my gas is a fortune already!
     
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  7. metalman

    metalman Big Poster

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    Anyone recommend a “big” company that is fair and approachable/contactable without these virtual keyboards ie someone to actually speak to
     
  8. SJC

    SJC Shooter and golfer.

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    Been with same provider for some time..Very big name well known, had loads of offers to move to unknown.com but stayed where I was which has been a good choice..
    Energy firms like buying air guns, cars, golf clubs etc, if it’s too good to be true it will be!....
     
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  9. Lostkiwi

    Lostkiwi Tomorrow will be a good day.

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    Green Energy has gone bust too.
     
  10. snipperuk

    snipperuk Minion

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    I'm with avro too :(.......
    I did see it was reported today that we in the UK are paying double for our energy than any other EU country :facepalm:
     
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  11. Anchutz

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    I change duel fuel a couple of weeks ago (end of contract) came on line on the 13th. Change from shell to British gas, they were the cheapest but the price has almost doubled from what I was paying shell.
    The most annoying thing is it impossible to give a meter reading for the gas.
    The app won't accept it, SMS won't accept it. Tried phoning the, idiot operator wouldn't take a reading. Expecting a massively over estimated bill.:mad::mad:
    Took photos of meter for proof.
     
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    Yep, don't forget to photograph your meters. I've been doing that for a while after the incompetence of a previous supplier.
     
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    Same issue with them, fleced us £400 when we are £70 in credit at the end too.
     
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  14. no country members

    no country members tooled up tool

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    I'm also with Avro. They've stopped my access to the online account portal. So I'm tempted to stop my direct debit. You have to have some Censored pile of a business model to fail at selling energy in the UK ffs :facepalm:. Greedy gets will have been trading hand to mouth riding the big profit wave instead of investing ahead to secure and grow their business.
     
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    Good old british gas haha, ive got a thread on this from a while back lol
    I give up with them, just keep pics of the meter and dates of your phone calls, and keep off direct debits, Cash is king:thumb:
    Feck them now you tried to do your bit:thumb:
    I tell you one thing though the energy ombudsman is going to be snowed under when bg try and get sorted, all the disputes that will be going on @Anchutz
     
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    We were with people's energy and have been moved over to British gas since the collapse, waiting to see what happens next
     
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    I was with PFP and they've just gone bust as well. Just about to be moved to British Gas. My cost for power for the year will go from £1500 to £2450. A bl..dy joke.
     
  18. no country members

    no country members tooled up tool

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    Just cancelled my direct debit with Avro.

    Last time this happened to me with Future Energy the administrators tried to sting me for several hundred quid based on their 'ESTIMATE' of my usage - utter t055p0t5 had lost all the meter readings and tariff data somehow and were using higher tariffs for more units than they should have in a frankly fictitious calculation.

    Luckily I had kept all my readings and photos and contract docs but because their letters to me were arsey and threatening referral to their debt recovery team I didn't really feel like giving this all over so instead I just wrote back to them asking for factual evidence of the debt rather than an estimate. Took several exchanges of letters but they eventually gave up. Daft thing is all they had to do was be honest, apologise and ask if I had kept records and I'd have happily sent them the lot.

    I'm expecting some similar shenanigans to ensue this time sadly. :facepalm:
     
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  19. Grey Man

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    I notice that whilst copious (and suitably vague) references are made to 'the wholesalers', the media is avoiding mentioning exactly where the gas comes from.
     
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  20. Ste.v.a

    Ste.v.a All round good guy ( so I'm told )

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    Same here I was with people's energy
    Just received a text and email from British gas saying ofgem have recommended I go with them. We'll see how I get on with them I barley use gas and limit electric we use. See how we get on with them
     

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