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  • Soc @Socrates Bexleyheath updated 22 days ago

    Energy companies

    On the news just now. Another two energy companies have gone bust, Green and Avro. I'm with Avro. Anybody else's company gone bust?
    • Just sent my monthly readings off to Bulb, who I think are asking for a Government bail-out.

      All upd..

    • We’re with Avro and this is now the second company that have gone bust that we have been with.

    • The government has announced it will not be bailing out energy companies.

    • @Jo... we sent ours to Avro yesterday.

    • @So... glad now we never jumped to one of those new companies

    • That's unlucky, as you will know from your experience, we will be automatically transferred to anoth..

    • @So...

      Depends on whether Boris's Dad or mates have shares?

    • @So... Last time we were transferred to British Gas, hopefully not again.

    • Mine went bust sometime ago. It was always gonna happen. They de-regulate things and inexperienced c..

    • @An... Why because it was expensive? What I will do as soon as I'm transferred, I will go on a compa..

    • @So... And all going up 12% on 1st October

    • @Bo... I'm going to get my mum's fur coat out of mothballs. 😕

    • @Kr...

      And now we will get monopolies of big energy companies. For different reasons, but ..

    • @Li... Exactly. More companies means more competition and cheaper prices for us.

    • @So...

      So at what point do the big companies become monopolies that contravene monopoly law - or..

    • @Li... You have made some good points there. Although this has all been unprecedented, A perfect sto..

    • My fixed term contract ended on August 31st and I was tempted by the cheapest for me, which was Outf..

    • In some countries, the government bail out companies but in return demand a percentage of shares. Th..

    • We have a free market economy in this Country Europe and the US. One where supply and demand regulat..

    • @Mi... The good thing was at least I had a good few years with Avro paying half of what I would ..

    • @An...

      Sounds a really good idea. Then taxpayers get some pay back. Don't think that happened here ..

    • I called my company EDF today, took a while to get through, and actually centre is based in South Af..

    • @Sa...08 No I think we're all gonna get clobbered whatever company we are with.

    • @So... luckily we had just renegotiated our contract for the next two years.

    • @So... But only until they all collapse because there`s too much competition and too little knowl..

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    • @Ro... I have never been able to find a fixed rate tariff without exit fees.

    • Some of you on here may want nothing to do with Nigel Farage but he does a very fair 'both sides of ..

    • @Sa...08 Even if I approved of coal I think you`ll find the coal we have is harder to extract makin..

    • What the German Newspaper Zeit says about our energy crisis.


    • @Ro... it wouldn’t have helped me though as we are mid contract with Avro and now they have gone unde..

    • @An... Same here. The way I look at it we had a good long run with a cheap tariff and now we are in ..

    • @So... yes we had credit too , it worked quite smoothly last time but as mentioned they put us on..

    • There's always strings attached with the EU....."As part of the energy market, the UK would have had..

    • @Kr... maybe so but we have to accept this, like our steel, our ship building, and give the..

    • Btw whenever I edit something I've written it doesn't accept it, is this a new thing or surely an er..

    • @So... So why didn`t we?-what`s wrong with having another forum to take your (human rights) abuse..

    • @Kr... Would you like your next door neighbour telling you how to run your household?

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    • @Ro... and @So... ...Half-truths. If we were part of the EU we would have a say in what laws the E..

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      26 days ago
    • Update... just received this email....

      Ofgem have appointed Octopus Energy, Britain’s most awarde..

    • @So... oh I hope we get transferred to Octopus too and not BG again 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼

    • @An... It went on to say. Ofgem, the energy regulator, has asked Octopus Energy to step in and look ..

    • @So... Just had an email, I am with Octopus, phew!

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    • @Ro... We have not joined octopus ofgem has transferred us over to them automatically.

    • @Ro... we have not joined octopus ofgem has transferred us over automatically

    • @Ro... we have not joined octopus ofgem has transferred us over automatically

    • I have friends that moved from my area to Stroud in Gloucestershire over a year ago. The cottage the..

    • We’re not joining we’re automatically being changed to Octopus. We have no say in the matter but can..

    • @An... What I’m saying is my friends aren’t signed up to any provider. They’re highly unlikely to be..

    • I am with Sainsbury's/E.ON energy where I get Nectar points for each monthly payment. No problems so..

    • @Sy... They are in a for a rude awakening as their meters are still merrily clocking up their usage a..

    • @Cl... As I stated previously, they are apparently off the radar completely. Why would they want to..

    • @Sy... Every UK address has a MPRN and a MPAN you can look them up online and they will tell you who ..

    • @Sy... Sorry my answer was to Ron. I am originally from the Stroud area, is there any possibility tha..

    • @An... Tell them to be wary.They could be in for a VERY BIG BILL when that`s discovered. Even a cust..

    • @Kr... I did know a man in Spain who lived in a flat and he didn’t pay anything for his ele..

    • @An... that's the religious for you!! 😁

    • @An... Ok sorry. 😩

      I can’t comment on the previous owner of their cottage as I don’t know.

    • @Cl... I looked that up. I can’t see how any company can check on them when they’re not in any bind..

    • @Sy... The meters are their's as is the gas and electricity flowing through them they either pay for ..

    • @Sy... 😂😂

    • @Sa...08

      Not all of us, fortunately!!!🙂

    • @Cl... Theirs? Who’s theirs?

    • @Ro... I signed up with Octopus from British Gas last week. Have to see how that goes.

    • @Sy... The gas and electric supplier !

    • @Cl... “The gas and electric supplier“ I’m sorry, but I don’t understand your logic. They are in li..

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    • @Sy... Well obviously someone is supplying it - otherwise they wouldn't have any.

      Probably whichever..

    • @Sy... It will catch up to them sooner or later the meters will be read at some point and be investig..

    • @Bo... Your logic is flawed also I’m afraid. Their gas and electric is being supplied by the gas dis..

    • @So... Who is going to read their meters? Which utility company if they’re not signed up to any o..

    • @Sy... Whoever the previous owners company was listing that address.

    • @Sy... each utility company must have to pay for whatever their customers use.

      Wait and see, someone..

    • @Sy... Eventually the distribution networks will realise that they have not been paid and contact the..

    • @Ro... Thanks for the information, appreciate it👍

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