Bury St Edmunds: £60,000-worth of electricity bills turns into a £241 refund for Denny Bros

Barry Denny with the gas bills Benny Bros received for an empty factory

Barry Denny with the gas bills Benny Bros received for an empty factory - Credit: Archant

A Suffolk print company which was sent electricity bills totalling more than £60,000 for a factory unoccupied for three years has had all the charges cancelled - and discovered that it is entitled to a refund.

Denny Bros, based in Kempson Way, Bury St Edmunds, received 13 invoices from British Gas on the same day in March, all relating to the empty unit in Lamdin Road.

Eleven of the bills were for the same amount, £3,295, with the others referring to sums of £3,959 and £2,747.

Then, on returning after the Easter break, managing director Barry Denny, found that seven more invoices had arrived – five for £2,857 and others for £2,309 and £1,386.

Now, however, British Gas has cancelled the charges, and others relatiing to another of the company’s properties, in St Andrew’s Street, Bury, and given it a refund of £241.

“I am not hopeful that we will never get another problem, but at least we have solved the past problem,” said Mr Denny.

“I am convinced that some companies, and individuals, would have paid some of these bills and not put up a fight.”

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A spokeswoman for British Gas said: “We are pleased that this matter is now resolved to Mr Denny’s satisfaction”