Thousands at risk as ANOTHER energy firm goes under – ‘unprecedented’ crisis rocks UK

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Daligas has become the 12th energy supplier to collapse under the pressure of record high wholesale gas prices. The London-based firm provides gas to around 9,000 UK households and non-domestic customers, the regulator Ofgem said.

In a statement on its website, Daligas said: “Due to the unprecedented energy market conditions, the record high wholesale prices and the current energy cap set by the industry regulator Ofgem, we are unable to keep our team and business operating.

“From all of us, please accept our deepest thanks for your support throughout all these years.”

Daligas is the third UK supplier to cease trading this week following Pure Planet and Colorado Energy.

Neil Lawrence, director of retail at Ofgem, said: “Ofgem’s number one priority is to protect customers. We know this is a worrying time for many people and news of a supplier going out of business can be unsettling.

“I want to reassure affected customers that they do not need to worry. Under our safety net, we’ll make sure your energy supplies continue. If you have credit on your account the funds you have paid in are protected and you will not lose the money that is owed to you.

“Ofgem will choose a new supplier for you and while we are doing this our advice is to wait until we appoint a new supplier and do not switch in the meantime. You can rely on your energy supply as normal. We will update you when we have chosen a new supplier, who will then get in touch about your tariff.

“Any customer concerned about paying their energy bill should contact their supplier to access the range of support that is available.”

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