Brilliant Energy – which supplied gas and electricity to 17,000 households – has ceased trading, marking the latest casualty in the sector this winter. The business, based in Gosforth, had boasted of providing a “straightforward” service at a “fair and stable” price. Its collapse means energy regulator Ofgem has had to step in again to protect supplies to customers. Brilliant is one of 10 UK suppliers to collapse in the last year. As with the other failures, the regulator will ensure that no households have their gas or electricity cut off, and will move these customers automatically to a new supplier. However, it cannot guarantee that the tariffs they were paying will be as cheap under the new arrangements.
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The energy regulator faces renewed calls to toughen up on fly-by-night suppliers as the tally of failed energy companies reached three in less than three months. The latest supplier to fold, Brilliant Energy, brings the total number of energy supply start-ups that have gone under to 11 in the space of a year. The collapse will also hit homes that have chosen to buy their gas and power from Northumbrian Energy, which marketed Brilliant Energy’s offering under its own “white label” brand.
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