Monday, 31 October 2011

'This could put us out of business': Couple face ruin over £73,000 bill, despite electricity supplier admitting it made an error

A married couple say they are facing financial ruin after they were landed with a £73,000 electricity bill in error - and were ordered to pay it.

Despite their electricity supplier admitting to the mistake, Sean and Catherine Coleman have been told an astronomical underpayment must be met after they were undercharged for five years.

The couple, who run a bar in Leeds, were unknowingly undercharged by a British Gas consumption meter for five years - an error to which the company has admitted.

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