Utilities Gone Help Needed

Started by: peter g (2937) 

My supplier AVRO went bust last night has anyone any suggestions who to change too or not to Thanks in advance

Started: 23rd Sep 2021 at 12:02

Posted by: First Mate (inactive)

Wait till you are contacted by a new supplier. Ofgem will move you.

Take a picture of your meter readings


Replied: 23rd Sep 2021 at 12:07
Last edited by First Mate: 23rd Sep 2021 at 12:11:13

Posted by: nanajacqui (3920) 

Peter for Gas & Electricity I'm with Look after my bills,they change you to the best tariff on the market,I was with Utility Point until this week & they've changed me to EDF,they do it all for you

Replied: 23rd Sep 2021 at 12:13

Posted by: peter g (2937) 

I've never had any dealings with them Nana can you trust them for a good deal or do they recommend the best for themselves like some do

Replied: 23rd Sep 2021 at 12:54

Posted by: nanajacqui (3920) 

I trust them Peter, been with them quite a while,they keep you updated by email all the time ,works for me

Replied: 23rd Sep 2021 at 13:03

Posted by: First Mate (inactive)

You will be found a new supplier by Ofgem, after that you can shop around.
Take a look at the link I posted

Replied: 23rd Sep 2021 at 13:08

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8707)

They should never have been privatised in the first place.

Replied: 23rd Sep 2021 at 13:08

Posted by: nanajacqui (3920) 

Great news, Jacqueline!

We've started looking after your energy bills.

As you know, we move you to the best deal we can find every year, so you can never be overcharged again. This is how it always should have been.
Peter they were featured on Dragons Den if you watch it
As part of that service, we've initiated your switch - and you're saving a packet too!

Replied: 23rd Sep 2021 at 13:44
Last edited by nanajacqui: 23rd Sep 2021 at 13:48:09

Posted by: cheshirecat (238) 

A lot of these comparison sites don't show deals by insurance / energy companies etc that don't pay them commission. So you may not be getting the cheapest deal available. A lot of companies are not on comparison sites. Direct Line for example.

Replied: 23rd Sep 2021 at 14:43

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4449) 

I hate to say i told you so !! But akin to what Tommy TS has said i agree with what he say's , As for myself back in the day there was only two (2) in this region that was NORWEB FOR YOUR ELECTRIC AND BRITISH GAS .. MY wife and i made a choice back when we first wed which was we will stay with British Gas and FOR while it lasted NORWEB FOR OUR ELECTRIC , Then when Norweb changed OR Closed , we went with BRITISH GAS FOR BOTH GAS & ELECTRIC. Been with them all these years and just kept away from all the other MICKY MOUSE COMPANIES. I had an idea that something would come and bite one in the ASS .......GB

Replied: 23rd Sep 2021 at 15:03

Posted by: peter g (2937) 

Thanks First Mate for that one I'll bear that in mind, Meanwhile I'll take look at the James Lewis program at 8.30 tonight e's talking about that.

Replied: 23rd Sep 2021 at 15:54

Posted by: nanajacqui (3920) 

Do you mean Martin Lewis ? I always do as he advises

Replied: 23rd Sep 2021 at 15:58

Posted by: whups (7559) 

and who was it that privatised these gas & leccy companies ? .

Replied: 23rd Sep 2021 at 23:50

Posted by: sonlyme (3046)

Give it a rest whups.You're going to give yourself a heart attack with all the festering.

Replied: 24th Sep 2021 at 07:38

Posted by: dougie (4730) 

I'm going for the last man standing out of the small energy suppliers
Zebra Energy a Manchester supplier ,I know it's not the cheapest but it only costs me £56.46 per month, been with them last 3 years
Gas unit--3.22 Daily charge--20.95 End of contract -16/05/2023
Elec unit--15.78 Daily charge--20.95 End of contract -16/05/2023

Replied: 24th Sep 2021 at 11:55

Posted by: whups (7559) 

why dont you admit who it was ? . now were in trouble & people like you sonlyme want to brush it under the carpet . wot do you say to the people that this is affecting ? .

Replied: 24th Sep 2021 at 12:25

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8707)


If it makes yoo feel better, I will say that it was the Tory government of Margaret Thatcher, elected in 1979 who decided to privatise the utilities.

I disagreed with it then, and I disagree with it now.

Replied: 24th Sep 2021 at 12:57

Posted by: whups (7559) 

i disagree as well but some on here dont .

Replied: 24th Sep 2021 at 13:07

Posted by: neverstill (inactive)

Whups can you not spell WHAT? Idiot

Replied: 24th Sep 2021 at 16:32

Posted by: whups (7559) 

another laughing boy reply . i hope admins keeping tabs on your replies .

Replied: 25th Sep 2021 at 00:21

Posted by: neverstill (inactive)

I do too he/she will see who's bullying who.

Replied: 25th Sep 2021 at 13:55

Posted by: whups (7559) 

as your trying to get members banned i can say IT WONT WORK laughing boy

Replied: 25th Sep 2021 at 14:58

Posted by: neverstill (inactive)

Your the one trying to get me banned you keep hoping to catch me out as you think I'm laughing gravy but as yet you've not provided one iota of proof either to admin or me lol.

Replied: 26th Sep 2021 at 14:28

Posted by: whups (7559) 

i KNOW your laughing boy as your posts give you away & the very word PROOF has raised it,s ugly head again . grow up.

Replied: 26th Sep 2021 at 15:14

Posted by: arrow (894)

Octopus Energy will be the new supplier for Avro customers. Ofgem

Replied: 26th Sep 2021 at 19:54
Last edited by arrow: 27th Sep 2021 at 10:26:17

Posted by: whups (7559) 

peterg i,ve just moved to octopus energy on a gas & leccy contract.

Replied: 27th Sep 2021 at 01:33

Posted by: fossil (7013)

Good move whups!.
I have been with Octopus for 2 years and have stuck with them knowing that elsewhere MAY have been cheaper.
The main reason is that when I had a problem ,of my own making I might add,I was able to contact them almost immediately and it was sorted there and then.
Unlike my experiences with Scottish power and Npower who were very difficult to deal with.

Replied: 27th Sep 2021 at 13:59

Posted by: peter g (2937) 

Avro Just moved mine to Octopus today Thanks for all your help

Replied: 27th Sep 2021 at 14:09

Posted by: ena malcup (370)

I really cannot recommend E-on Next. They really are crap!

I will probably switch to Octopus when this turmoil dies down.

Replied: 27th Sep 2021 at 19:25

Posted by: whups (7559) 

i was with e-on even before they took over from norweb before i wised up & found that loyalty meant nothing & i would,nt recomend them at any price . i,ll see wot octopus have to offer .

Replied: 27th Sep 2021 at 23:48

Posted by: ena malcup (370)

Terrible aren't they!

Replied: 28th Sep 2021 at 16:23

Posted by: ena malcup (370)

Just been reading that the companies taking on the customers from the suppliers who have ceased trading will have to purchase (more expensive) energy to meet the greater demand they now will cater for.

The cost of this more expensive energy is to be recovered by charging ALL customers more for their power!

So, the defunct suppliers took the profits, but it is WE who were bearing the risk.

It is the same old story over again: 'Privatised profits & socialised costs/risk'!

When will we ever learn?

Replied: 28th Sep 2021 at 17:48

Posted by: ena malcup (370)

Apparently, we now jointly owe £826 Million: the cost to us of bearing a risk transferred from shareholders to the public.

Replied: 28th Sep 2021 at 18:10


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