Energy Supply - Billing issue
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If you feel you have been sent an incorrect bill, you should check that the rate you are paying is the same as you agreed to. Remember that when you signed up you may have signed up to a special rate for a fixed period; after this you will automatically be placed on a standard variable rate.
Note, too, that you will often be charged an average amount throughout the year. This means you pay the same amount each month. In the summer you therefore tend to pay more than the energy you use and in the winter you’ll generally pay less than the energy you use. If set correctly this will even out over the year.
If your account is in credit you have the right to request a refund from your energy company.You should know
- If you want to change any personal details, contact your supplier via Resolver, and inform them of the change as soon as possible.
- Energy companies should get back to you within two working days of receiving your complaint.
- Be clear and focused when you raise an issue. Explain clearly what happened and what you want to achieve.
- All energy companies have to meet high standards of service, set by industry regulator Ofgem.
- If you are unhappy with any outcome you have the right to take your case to the Energy Ombudsman (Ombudsman Services) for independent assessment. Resolver will remind you when you can escalate your case.
Once you have submitted your information to the energy company, they should acknowledge your case with 2 working days. Ensure you keep a copy of all communications. Resolver automatically does this for you.
What if you cannot resolve the issue?
After eight weeks you can send the case to Ombudsman Services but if the energy company sends you a 'deadlock letter' - then you can send your case file to the Ombudsman immediately. The Ombudsman Service will independently investigate your case, and resolver will you remind you when you can send your case over to the Energy Ombudsman.
You can still take your energy company to court if you still do not agree with the outcome but only use this as a last resort.
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