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Yorkshire energy debt- Barrett brown debt collectors

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  • Yorkshire energy debt- Barrett brown debt collectors

    I've just found 2 emails from barrett brown regarding an outstanding yorkshire energy bill.
    firstly they are saying the 1600 i owe were actual readings and they are not sending me the readings to see if i can find actual figures when i changed suppliers.
    they said they would half it to 800 but I had to pay it in full, which I can't.
    I told them a couple of months ago that my husband has terminal cancer and we have lost both wages through his illness and I could offer 1 a month but they said this was not acceptable and I heard no more until I've just looked at my spam folder and found 2 emails telling me despite them contacting me i haven't paid and it will go to court if I don't pay within 7 days.
    I know electric etc is priority debt but where do I stand if I can't pay it in full or a repayment that they think is acceptable?
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  • #2
    Firstly don't panic.

    a) Send all energy suppliers a SAR request, they have 30 days to provide all the data on the accounts for a 6 year period. From the data you will be able to see what is what.

    https://legalbeagles.info/library/gu...ccess-request/

    b) Send Yorkshire the following template, just amend it to suit your circumstances, make sure you get Proof of Postage. Send an income and expenditure form with a letter. Remember a Court will only ever ask you to pay what you can afford, if that is 1, so be it.

    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/de...tors---letter/

    https://nedcab.cabmoney.org.uk/splash-0.asp


    Update the thread with what Yorkshire say.


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    • #3
      Thankyou, do I send barrett brown a sar too? Will this stop them from applying to court within the 7 days.
      they only ever email, they haven't sent any letters via post from them.

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      • #4
        No need to send Barrett Brown a SAR.
        Yes, it should as you are communicating with them.
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        Email the letter to them.
        Make sure you get confirmation they have received it.

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