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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.


    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.



    Update the thread with what Yorkshire say.


    • #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.


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


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