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Our complaints procedure for energy is designed to help you make sure that all your queries are answered to your satisfaction. There are several steps you can follow to make sure your points are fully answered.
When you telephone us with a problem our adviser will attempt to resolve matters with you while you are on the call. However, if necessary your complaint will be escalated to a Manager or specialist team. We want to agree a solution by 8pm the following working day.
If you write to us with a problem, we aim to fully resolve matters by 8pm the following working day after we receive your letter. Please include your name, account number and/or full address so we can contact you back. We may try to contact you by telephone to help with this resolution.
If, at any time, you would prefer to talk to us face to face about your complaint, you can visit one of our Customer Service Centres. Please contact us for details of your nearest office.
If we cannot resolve your complaint fully or have not agreed a form of resolution by 8pm the following working day after your first contact, then you can proceed to the next step.
You can contact the Head of Customer Service, providing your name, account number and/or full address, as follows:
Email - email@example.com Phone - 0800 975 7772Online - Online complaint formPost – PO Box 7506, Perth PH1 3QR
If you haven't received a satisfactory response from our Head of Customer Service within five working days or if eight weeks have passed since you first registered your complaint, you can contact the Ombudsman Services: Energy. You may be referred back to us if you haven’t escalated your complaint via our formal complaints process outlined in steps one and two. The Ombudsman Services: Energy will carry out an independent investigation on your behalf. As part of resolving your complaint the Ombudsman Services: Energy may ask us to make an apology or give an explanation. They can also ask us to take remedial action and may require us to award compensation. Any decision the Ombudsman Services: Energy makes will be binding on our company, but not on you, so you can seek further advice if you wish to.
Here's how to contact the Ombudsman Services: Energy:Phone - 0330 440 1624Textphone - 0300 440 1600Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Website - www.os-energy.org
You can read the Complaint Handling Regulations on the legislation.gov.uk website.
No of complaints received
No of complaints received per 100,000 accounts
No of complaints resolved
No of complaints resolved per 100,000 accounts
% complaints resolved by the end of the next working day
% of complaints resolved within 8 weeks
1 January 2013 to 31 March 2013
1 October 2012 to 31 December 2012
Recording any 'expression of dissatisfaction' (the industry definition of a complaint) enables us to understand and resolve the issues customers contact us about.
The majority of ‘expressions of dissatisfactions’ are captured during our conversations with customers. However, to help us really understand the reasons for complaints, we choose to invest time in reviewing written and email complaints in more detail.
This has allowed us to identify our top five complaint reasons for the quarter January to March 2013 as Billing, Pricing, Communication With Us, Credit Management and Direct Debit.
Find more information about what we’re doing to tackle the cause of these complaints.
Over the 12 months that ended on 30 September 2012 we received
480,233^ made 'an expression of dissatisfaction'.
Of the complaints we resolved during that period, 100,341^ were not fully resolved by the end of the next working day after they were received
PDF file: Annual Complaints Report for energy (721KB)
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SSE is a trading name of:
SSE Energy Supply Limited Registered in England & Wales No. 03757502 (Supply of Electricity, Home Phone, Broadband and Feed in Tariffs);
Southern Electric Gas Limited Registered in England & Wales No. 02716495 (Supply of Gas);
SSE Water Limited Registered in England & Wales No. 06021063 (Supply of Water);
SSE Home Services Limited Registered in Scotland No. SC292102 (Heating & Wiring, Shield Care & Servicing, Heating & Electrical Installations & Eco);
SSE Energy Solutions Limited Registered in Scotland No. SC386054(Energy Efficiency Installations & Insulation Products);
SSE Green Deal Provider Limited Registered in Scotland No. SC432920(Green Deal scheme)
All members of the SSE Group
The Registered Office of SSE Energy Supply Limited, Southern Electric Gas Limited and SSE Water Limited is 55 Vastern Road Reading Berkshire RG1 8BU
The Registered Office of SSE Home Services Limited, SSE Energy Solutions Limited and SSE Green Deal Provider Limited is Inveralmond House 200 Dunkeld Road Perth PH1 3AQ