Backbilling policy

What is a backbill?

A backbill is a ‘catch-up’ bill sent to microbusiness customers who haven’t previously been charged correctly, which can result in a large or unexpected bill. We understand that unexpected charges can be frustrating and cause difficulties when you’re running a business and we're committed to supporting customers who find themselves in this situation.

The terms of existing Terms and Conditions have been amended to reflect the new back billing requirements as of 1st November 2018. These can be found here

Help with backbilling

As part of our commitment to protecting our microbusiness customers and in-line with Ofgem licence conditions effective since November 2018, we limit back billing to 12 months. Where customers receive a back bill from us, we offer payment plans to help customers manage their repayment.

Get in touch with our dedicated team weekdays between 8:30-5pm on 01604 797 306.

If you prefer, free third-party support, Citizens Advice Consumer Service offer confidential and impartial advice on consumer issues on 0845 4040 506 or on their website.

How to prevent backbilling

We aim to provide accurate bills, but we need your help. By sending us meter readings regularly and allowing meter readers to access your premises, you can give us a clearer picture of your energy use. We will continue to evaluate our billing methods and support the rollout of smart meters and advanced (AMR) meters to improve bill accuracy.