Difficulty paying your bill?
We understand that running a business can be challenging. If you're having trouble paying your bills, we're here to help.
As a first step, please contact us via webchat at the earliest possible opportunity. We'll give you guidance on the steps to take.
Steps to manage your energy costs
Pay for what you use
Smart meters are a great way of keeping on top of your energy costs. They tell us how much energy you're using by automatically sending us up to date meter readings, so you don't have to.
If we haven't yet installed your smart meter or we don't receive your reading automatically, we'll email you to ask that you give us an up to date reading online. This makes sure that you get accurate bills, so you're only ever paying for the energy you use – no more, no less.
Understand your price
One of the best ways to take more control of your costs is by forecasting and budgeting ahead. For your peace of mind, we recommend a fixed contract to protect you from price changes during your contract term. We'll contact you to let you know your options before your contract ends.
If you're paying Deemed prices or are on a Variable Price Plan, then talk to us about a fixed term contract so you pay less for the energy you use.
Use less energy
Making your business more energy efficient is a good way to keep costs down – and it's easier than you think. We can help get you started with simple everyday ways to save energy – like turning off computers overnight along with any other equipment that's not needed.
Tell us if you need help
Whatever your financial situation, the earlier you get the right support, the sooner you can go back to running your business.
If you're having difficulty paying your bill or your circumstances or business needs change, then get in touch and we'll discuss options to help you get your business energy back on track.
Need more help?
Business Debtline is a charity that's been providing free, impartial and confidential debt advice to small businesses and the self-employed for over 20 years. It's part of the Money Advice Trust.Visit Business Debtline
Citizen's Advice offers free, independent, confidential and impartial advice on consumer issues.Visit Citizen's Advice