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 Energy company bail outs
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Mon 20 Sep 12:13

It's being proposed that that taxpayer nails out energy companies. Given how much we pay in this country, why on earth would we be bailing out privately owned and run firms?

Why do UK governments keep pandering to big business like this?
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 Re: Energy company bail outs
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Mon 20 Sep 12:30

Isn`t private enterprise and the free market wonderful?

I spent a month trying to switch energy companies recently without success due my supplier`s incompetence. The delay was costing me more and more money so I eventually switched to a new fixed price deal with them. They only coughed up a measly £50 in compensation. The consumer always ends up footing the bill.

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 Re: Energy company bail outs
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Mon 20 Sep 13:06

I spent many months being hounded by Scottish Gas for a bill that wasn't mine. Despite providing my final readings before leaving, they continued to come after me for future payments.

They also forgot to zero my account when they changed the meter so assumed it had gone round the clock again. They sent me an enormous bill and then I had to guide them through how to bill me correctly by removing previous payments. Absolute joke and I'd never use them again.

Bulb is an interesting one as it's a business that's run at a loss to encourage more people to come on board and grow their footing. Obviously this is a risky game and it sounds like they're about to get their fingers burnt. Not my problem though. Would they reduce my bills if it paid off? Would they hell. It's disgraceful that our energy companies are run for profit in the first place.
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 Re: Energy company bail outs
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Mon 20 Sep 14:18

My daughter moved into a Duloch new build 2 years ago, despite constant emails and phone calls she has still to receive a utility bill!

A meter reader was round last year and told her she was one of many not being billed.
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 Re: Energy company bail outs
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Mon 20 Sep 14:51

My problem related to my address. I was told it could take up to 18 months for a `new-build` address to register on the national database. I pointed out that my property was built in 1900, I`d lived here for 46 years and had switched many times without a problem.

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 Re: Energy company bail outs
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Mon 20 Sep 20:47

If you are with one of these small companies that have given you a cheap tariff and they go bust then you`ll automatically be assigned to a supplier of last resort and you will be put onto a much higher tariff. If these small companies get bailed out then those same customers will have their contracts honoured.

And although my eyes were open
They just might as well be closed
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 Re: Energy company bail outs
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Mon 20 Sep 21:42

I'm with Bulb so eyeing up a switch to another provider already.
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 Re: Energy company bail outs
Topic Originator: QPR_Par  
Date:   Tue 21 Sep 01:35

It’s strange that when public funds are used to support banks and ailing private companies it’s called a bail out.

However, when the case is made for public funds to be used to improve the welfare state it’s called Socialism.
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 Re: Energy company bail outs
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Tue 21 Sep 08:24

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jake89, Mon 20 Sep 21:42

I'm with Bulb so eyeing up a switch to another provider already.


I'm going to stick with them but I've got a credit of a couple of hundred quid with them that I'm going to ask be returned.

Admittedly that might not help them and the money is meant to be ring fenced but I've seen stories of people waiting months for refunds of credit balances when a utility company goes bust.
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 Re: Energy company bail outs
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Tue 21 Sep 08:34

I jumped ship yesterday. I was with Ovo before and they refunded my credit after I left them.
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 Re: Energy company bail outs
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Tue 21 Sep 09:42

Did you end up with a big hike on your tariff or was it not too bad?

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 Re: Energy company bail outs
Topic Originator: aaaaaaaaaargh  
Date:   Tue 21 Sep 18:38

And it looks like the taxpayers are going to pay for private US companies to make fertiliser, too. I wonder if they will disclose how much the government will be paying them.

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 Re: Energy company bail outs
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Tue 21 Sep 19:52

Quote:

londonparsfan, Tue 21 Sep 09:42

Did you end up with a big hike on your tariff or was it not too bad?


It actually seems slightly cheaper. I did the 100% green one for both gas and leccy. There's another one where I think it's only green for leccy and is slightly cheaper.

This whole things seems a nonsense. I know it's not all down to Brexit, but we already have the highest bills in Europe and now there are reports of potential supply issues. The depressing thing is that these numpties will still get elected.
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 Re: Energy company bail outs
Topic Originator: Tenruh  
Date:   Tue 21 Sep 21:46

We've got the most expensive fuel cost's in Europe, if we had stayed in the EU energy programme where the cost is shared surely we'd have been better off than now ?
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 Re: Energy company bail outs
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Tue 21 Sep 22:15

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Tenruh, Tue 21 Sep 21:46

We've got the most expensive fuel cost's in Europe, if we had stayed in the EU energy programme where the cost is shared surely we'd have been better off than now ?


Yes, but BLUE PASSPORTS.

It genuinely makes me laugh. All these idiots who voted for it wanting:

Control over borders (we already had this)
Better trade deals (*cough*)
£350m spent on our NHS each week (still selling it off...)
More jobs (umm...)

Fact is that so much of this was based on racism. Johnny Foreigner taking all the jobs except what we now see is they took jobs that British people won't do. We don't want Poles and Romanians here picking fruit, gutting fish, delivering our takeaways, working in our restaurants etc but no Brits will pick up these jobs. But then apparently they don't pay enough. Okay, raise the pay but the prices in the shops go up but then these idiots will buy the cheaper chicken from Thailand.
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 Re: Energy company bail outs
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Wed 22 Sep 20:08

Topic Originator: aaaaaaaaaargh
Date: Tue 21 Sep 18:38

And it looks like the taxpayers are going to pay for private US companies to make fertiliser, too. I wonder if they will disclose how much the government will be paying them.



Read today aaaaaaaaaargh tens of millions but less than 50 .. Don`t suppose we will ever find out

We are forever shaped by the Children we once were
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 Re: Energy company bail outs
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Thu 23 Sep 00:50

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jake89, Tue 21 Sep 19:52

Quote:

londonparsfan, Tue 21 Sep 09:42

Did you end up with a big hike on your tariff or was it not too bad?


It actually seems slightly cheaper. I did the 100% green one for both gas and leccy. There's another one where I think it's only green for leccy and is slightly cheaper.

This whole things seems a nonsense. I know it's not all down to Brexit, but we already have the highest bills in Europe and now there are reports of potential supply issues. The depressing thing is that these numpties will still get elected.


Cheers I thought they were saying the tariffs were about 40% higher than a year ago. Good to know ta.
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