As many of you know GB energy went into receivership last year.
I was a customer of theirs but left way before they went into receivership. The last bill I received was a credit of £78.03. I was told the company taking over the account would deal with this. life took over and I completely forgot all about it.
I changed suppliers and heard nothing more until yesterday when I received an email from a company named CD: As a previous customer of GB Energy Supply Limited you are receiving this update to notify you of recent events regarding the Company.
On 30 November 2016 at 00:01 (electricity) and 05:01 (gas), all customers that were being supplied by the Company were transferred to a new supplier, Co-Operative Energy (‘Co-Op Energy’) by Ofgem in accordance with the Supplier of Last Report (‘SOLR’) process. This enabled customers that were being supplied by the Company at that time to continue to receive their usual supply of electricity and/or gas without interruption. On 6 December 2016 Graham Newton and Tony Nygate of BDO LLP were appointed Joint Administrators of the Company.
Since their appointment, the Joint Administrators have been working to realise the assets of the Company for the benefit of the Company’s unsecured creditors who are owed c£21m. Once the Administration, and any subsequent Liquidation process has completed, the Company will be formally dissolved at Companies House and cease to exist as a registered business in the UK.
What happens next?
You have received this update as a previous customer of the Company who changed utility provider prior to 30 November 2016 and according to the Company’s records have a balance owing to the Company.
Although the Company no longer operates as a live business, all outstanding debts remain valid and therefore payable to the Company. It is the Joint Administrators’ responsibility to maximise asset realisations, including the collection of outstanding customer balances, in order to repay creditors who are owed monies by the Company. In order to facilitate this, the Joint Administrators have appointed CDS Global as agents on their behalf.
Please note that the Joint Administrators, together with their agents, act as agents of ‘the Company’ and without personal liability.
What do I need to do?
A copy of your final invoice has been included in this notification, this balance relates to energy usage between your last invoice and the date of supply transfer/date you ceased to be a customer of the Company and is taken from the Company’s books and records.
Payment can be made in the following ways: Cheque: Please make cheques payable to GB Energy Supply Limited (in Administration) with your former customer account number noted on the back. Cheques should then be sent to GB Energy Supply Limited (in Administration) c/o CDS Global, St James Place, 71 Main Street, Leicester, LE9 6RE Bank Transfer: Sort code 20-37-75, Account Number: 23727319, Account Name: GB Energy Supply Limited in Administration – debtor realisation account.
All transfers should have the customer account number added to the notes / reason field. Credit/Debit Card: Please phone 0116 2961438 to make a card payment.
Who should I call if I have any questions?
All enquiries relating to the Administration process or account enquiries should be directed to CDS Global on 0116 296 1438 or by email to GBE_Admin@cds.org.uk If you require help or support with your financial situation you can speak to one of the independent organisations below for free: Step Change Debt Charity - Freephone: 0800138 1111* - stepchange.org National Debtline - Freephone: 0808 808 4000* - nationaldebtline.org Citizens Advice Bureau - Find your local branch at: citizensadvice.org.uk
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Any way I received a further email a couple of hours later stating if I paid that day I would receive a 10% discount. I suspect it's a [problem] but I'm not 100% also the fact I'm pretty certain they owe me money. Has anyone heard of these emails floating around?