Failed supplier ‘collapsed after bp called in debts’

bp allegedly sought repayment of £52.8 million debt before the supplier exited the market

Almost half of families with kids set to go into debt with new energy price cap

New research reveals the hike in energy bills is affecting double the amount of families with children, compared to those without

Energy firms use ‘threatening tones’ to receive money owed to them

Some energy suppliers “incorrectly” or “prematurely” involved debt collection agencies, according to Ofgem

Pandemic pushes ‘600,000 more energy customers into debt’

The average amount owed by those who haven’t come to a repayment arrangement with their supplier stands at £760 for electricity and £605 for gas

Almost 13m UK households ‘owed £1.7bn by energy supplier’

That’s according to new research from Uswitch, which notes as winter ends, 46% of households are due a refund from their energy provider

Sustainable debt issuance hit all-time high in 2019

That’s according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, which says it reached record levels of $465 billion, up 78% from $261.4 billion the previous year

British Gas Energy Trust seeks a new provider

The charity provides financial help with fuel bills to individuals and families and has established a funding programme for 17 advice organisations.

Microbusinesses across the UK are at risk of being ‘cut off and ripped off’

Citizens Advice says these firms are not protected in the same way as ordinary consumers and risk being needlessly disconnected, aggressively pursued for debts and mis-sold contracts

Three million households already in energy debt ahead of winter

These fuel-poor households collectively owe nearly £417 million to their suppliers, with the year’s coldest weather soon to arrive

Energy suppliers ‘too slow at helping customers in debt’

Energy regulator Ofgem says although the number of disconnections for debt fell to record lows last year, not enough customers are being helped onto repayment plans