Sample letter

Ask your commercial energy supplier to accept affordable payments (joint names)

Use this letter to help you negotiate with your commercial electricity or gas supplier to agree payments you can afford to cover your current energy bills and repayments on the energy debt you owe. Contact us for advice before using this letter.

Letter in sole names

You can choose to send a letter in your own name or in joint names. You may have a debt in joint names, or want to write to your creditors together because you have worked out a joint budget.
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15 July 2020

Dear Sir/Madam

Account No:

Type of supply:

We are writing because we are unable to pay what we owe at once.

We understand that we owe:

£ for our electricity;
£ for our gas.

Ofgem requires commercial energy suppliers to consider the circumstances of a small business and its ability to pay when agreeing a debt-repayment plan.

We ask you to agree a repayment amount of £.

We enclose a copy of our budget sheet which shows that this is all we can afford.

Please reply to this letter in writing within 10 working days, confirming our new repayment rate, including any other information you feel would be relevant or helpful to us.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully