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What happens if I don't pay my bill (I don't have a smart meter)?

We never want to take legal action against our customers. But this can happen if you don't pay your bill or get in touch to find a suitable payment option.

Any debt recovery action we take could affect your credit report and future mortgage, mobile phone and credit card applications.

5 steps we take when you don't pay

The steps we take when you don't pay will depend on your circumstances. Here's what typically happens:

  1. Add a £10 late payment charge to your bill
  2. Visit you at home to collect payment (£)
  3. Put a default on your credit report (£)
  4. Apply for a warrant to force entry into your home to install a prepayment meter (£)
  5. Take legal action to get a County Court Judgement against you (£)

(£) = we might charge you debt recovery costs at this step

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Are you struggling with debt?

Please don't struggle with debt alone. We can support you and help you find a more managable way to pay. Have a look at the help you can get from us and other independent charities and organisations.

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