White Rose Energy to be discontinued

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West Yorkshire councils’ not-for-profit energy supplier White Rose Energy will be discontinued due to the recently announced sale of its partner Robin Hood Energy

Following significant losses and an external strategic review Nottingham City Council—which owns Robin Hood Energy—has decided to sell the business and its customers to British Gas.

In a statement issued by Leeds City Council, the ‘white label’ arrangement between Leeds, Calderdale and Bradford councils and Robin Hood Energy means that the West Yorkshire councils will not be affected financially.

A council spokesperson commented on the announcement: “White Rose Energy was established in 2016 to help tackle fuel poverty in Yorkshire by providing a consistent and fair price for residents who do not regularly switch suppliers.

“Its tariffs have consistently been in the best value quartile of the market and less than Ofgem’s default tariff cap.

“Many customers have saved more than £100 per year compared to not switching.

“While the sale means the end for White Rose Energy, existing customers will be offered rates that are equal to or better than their current tariffs by British Gas.”