Average level of debt remaining where there is an arrangement to repay the debt

Chart

Source: Vulnerability Report 2019.

Information correct as of: September 2019

This chart shows the average amount of debt owed by domestic customers who have a debt repayment arrangement set up between Q3 2012 and Q4 2018. Improvements to how we collect information about average debt mean that it is not possible to make comparisons between data provided by suppliers before and after quarter three (July-Sept) 2012.

Policy Areas:

  • Domestic consumers

Data Table

Average level of debt remaining where there is an arrangement to repay the debt
GasElectricity
Q3 2012325314
Q4 2012313304
Q1 2013334312
Q2 2013341316
Q3 2013334312
Q4 2013323306
Q1 2014346342
Q2 2014360348
Q3 2014368354
Q4 2014382355
Q1 2015375355
Q2 2015389366
Q3 2015386375
Q4 2015382384
Q1 2016388390
Q2 2016408417
Q3 2016407421
Q4 2016410427
Q1 2017415430
Q2 2017419438
Q3 2017414441
Q4 2017411442
Q1 2018413442
Q2 2018415449
Q3 2018414457
Q4 2018400456

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At-a-glance summary

There has been an increasing trend in the average level of remaining debt for domestic customers who have a debt repayment arrangement. In the first three quarters of 2018 the debt for electricity and gas customers has continued to rise at a steady rate from Q2 2016 to Q3 2018 in electricity and Q2 2018 in gas, reaching £457 in electricity and £415 in gas.  Since then the average level of remaining electricity and gas debt has slightly decreased.

Methodology

This is a snapshot figure of the average debt that remained owing on the last day of the reporting period for customers repaying a debt. It only includes the outstanding amount of debt that the customer is paying as part of a repayment plan and does not include any debt incurred for consumption since the start of the repayment plan.

Date correct
September 2019
Policy area