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Shell Energy UK Hit with Colossal £1 Pound Fine: Couch Cushion Change for Overcharging

The fine, which undoubtedly will make a significant dent in Shell’s finances, comes after the company agreed to pay a mere 1.7 million pounds ($2.16 million) in what they call ‘voluntary redress.’

Posted by John Donovan 10 Jan 24

In a jaw-dropping display of regulatory might, Britain’s energy watchdog Ofgem has unleashed its fury on Shell Energy UK (the artist formerly known as Hudson Energy Supply UK), slapping them with a punishing 1 pound fine. Yes, you read that right – a whole pound! This monumental penalty comes after a thorough probe into the minor issue of the company overcharging its customers.

Imagine the scene at Shell Energy UK when they heard the news. Executives scrambling to check under sofa cushions and in coat pockets for the hefty sum. The fine, which undoubtedly will make a significant dent in Shell’s finances, comes after the company agreed to pay a mere 1.7 million pounds ($2.16 million) in what they call ‘voluntary redress.’ read more

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Shell’s Latest Magic Trick: Turning a Modest Energy Bill into a Financial Nightmare!

Posted by John Donovan: 7 Dec 2023

In a stunning display of numerical acrobatics, Shell Energy recently decided to play fast and loose with the concept of estimated meter readings, leaving one customer absolutely floored. Debbie Abbott, a 53-year-old who practically tiptoes around her gas usage, got the shock of her life when Shell handed her an energy bill almost 8,000% higher than her usual. Talk about inflation!

Debbie, who only cranks up her heating when her home turns into an igloo (14 degrees Celsius, to be precise), was used to seeing bills like £10.66 and £15.12. So, you can imagine her disbelief when Shell casually slid her a final gas bill of £1,197 as she switched to Octopus Energy. That’s not a bill; that’s a ransom note! read more

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Shell Says ‘So Long’ to Retail Energy, Passes the Baton to Octopus

Posted by John Donovan: 7 Dec 2023

In the latest episode of “What Will Shell Do Next?”, the oil giant, known for its subtle as a sledgehammer approach to the environment, has decided to hand over its UK and Germany retail energy operations to Octopus Energy Group. The deal, which was inked faster than you can say “fossil fuels,” makes Octopus the new parent of 1.3 million former Shell customers. Shell’s subsidiary, Impello Limited, is probably waving goodbye with a tear in its corporate eye. read more

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Shell Plays Hot Potato with Household Energy Biz, Tosses It to Octopus in the Great British Energy Shuffle

Posted by John Donovan: 1 December 2023

In a move that screams “not it!”, Shell, the oil giant, has handed off its UK household energy and gas electricity business to Octopus, because why handle something tricky when you can just pass it along? Octopus, seemingly thrilled to catch what Shell tossed aside, is now Britain’s second-biggest energy supplier, hot on the heels of Centrica-owned British Gas.

Greg Jackson, the head honcho at Octopus, which began as a plucky underdog in 2015, is probably doing a victory dance right now. His company is about to inherit 1.3 million Shell Energy customers, boosting its total customer count to a whopping 6.6 million. That’s a lot of bills! read more

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I feel like I am back on dial up in the dark ages!

Shell Energy Broadband Reviews recently posted on broadband.co.uk

Examples posted by John Donovan:  12 November 202

Reviewer Chris: Location Wirral: Date 2023-10-18

Comments

I work from home and the internet drops out constantly several times per hour. The bandwidth also isn’t good enough to stream a video in 360 for more than ten mins. I feel like I am back on dial up in the dark ages!

Reviewer M.Simpson: Location Liverpool: Date 2023-10-17

Comments

What an awful company, switched provider to BT and still being charged by Shell even though they know they are not providing a service, typical oil company should never have been allowed into the telecomms sector or any sector for that matter they have done enough damage to the planet, crash and burn suckers!

Reviewer Mr Morris: Location Cheshire UK: Date 2023-10-15

Comments

All I can say is we’ve been counting the months until we can go with another ISP. For a multi-billion pound company, the functionality of the website is deplorable. I can’t ever view my bills, important links on the website don’t function. It’s actually shocking how bad Shell are as an ISP. read more

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40 calls and 12 hours of my life I will never get back

The content below is sourced from current verifiable customer reviews of Shell Energy published on Trustpilot

(Examples posted 11 November 2023 by John Donovan)

CHASED ME FOR NEIGHBOUR’S £4400

For 2 months Shell Energy sent me postal demands for nearly £4,400 for
a neighbour’s electricity supply based on the fact that I lived in the same postcode. I spent over 12 hours on the phone over 2 months explaining their error time and time and time again but not one call handler grasped the fact that Shell did not have a full supply address – they had sent letters to all householders living in the same postcode asking for payment. Appalling service, extremely rude staff, some of whom appeared not to have the foggiest idea what they were doing. Worst service I have received on my life! read more

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Shell Energy Customer Support Experts are like Monkeys following a script

These aren’t broadband experts who know what they’re talking about, they’re monkeys following a script.

Shell Energy Broadband Reviews recently posted on broadband.co.uk

Examples posted by John Donovan

22 Oct 2023

Reviewer Diane: Location Norwich: Date 2023-09-28

Comments

Although it took some weeks to set up the broadband, I was pleased with the low price. It did drop out and there were times when I lost connection for quite a while. The price went up after a year so I cancelled and went to another provider. I asked to keep my landline number and they said a firm “NO” and told me, amongst other things that they had given it to someone else and that I had to send the router back within a month or they would fine me for the cost of it and sent me a postbag! Meeow! read more

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Arrogant nasty vile Shell Energy customer service

Shell Energy Broadband Reviews recently posted on broadband.co.uk

Examples posted by John Donovan

16 Oct 2023

Reviewer susan williams: Location Clowne, Chesterfield: Date 2023-09-18

Comments

they should be called pure hell not shell arrogant nasty vile customer service after waiting 2hrs to actually spk to a human internet after numerous complaints still does not work 5mg is the best i get but goes down every 2mins to no broadband do not go with this rip off company i was with post office till these clowns took over worst day of my life pure hell thought talk talk was bad enough these are the pits

Reviewer James Wilson: Location Glasgow: Date 2023-09-17

 Comments

DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY

An absolute joke when it comes to customer service,

My Broadband was meant to go live on 4th Sept,

4 days later nothing!

Spent over 2hrs on phone being passed from one department to another to then be told my order was cancelled then told it was still live

Agent asked me to unscrew faceplate at wall and try and connect inside,

Never heard anything like this ever, read more

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Painfully slow Shell Broadband

Painfully slow at times. Not very reliable either.

Shell Energy Broadband Reviews recently posted on broadband.co.uk

Examples posted by John Donovan 7 Oct 2023

Reviewer Kevin: Location Matlock: Date 2023-09-12

Comments

I would not recommend shell energy broadband and phone to anyone, Had no problem at all with the Post Office. but when Shell took over they cut me off and sent a engineer out to check my router and said that I wanted a new one when in actual fact it still worked as I tried it before sending it back They told me that I could upgrade to superfast fibre and the contract would last 18 months at a cost of around £29 but every time I receive a a paper bill it has gone up and the last one that I got was £44 , I spent 1 hour 45 minutes on the phone just to hear music playing so I hung up after getting an head ache the day after I hung up after 30 minutes. read more

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What a load of rubbish if I could I’d give them minus 5

Shell Energy Broadband Reviews recently posted on broadband.co.uk

Examples posted by John Donovan 30 Sept 2023

Reviewer Michael Collins: Location St. Neots: Date 2023-09-04

Comments
What a load of rubbish if I could I’d give them minus 5

Reviewer MB: Location Southampton: Date 2023-08-31

Comments

Far cheaper (initially) when I joined but I have been plagued by very slow broadband speeds (once recorded at 0.2Mbps) and signal drops. I’m now switching to Plusnet and Shell have cancelled my service one full day earlier than requested. Beyond dreadful.

Reviewer David Twining-Harris: Location Bristol: Date 2023-08-29

Comments

I should have checked the reviews before signing up to Shell! I’ve suffered from repeated outages sometimes up to four hours. I’m now considering leaving and cancelling my direct debit so that Shell can’t try taking cancellation fees. I do not understand how they can levy such charges when they’ve failed to fulfil a contract. They’ll probably try threatening me with loss of credit rating credibility but at the age of 83 that’s hardly going to be of concern! Has anyone considered taking class action against Shell? There appears to be a huge amount of dissatisfied customers! read more

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Unkept promises from Shell

Shell Energy Broadband Reviews recently posted on broadband.co.uk

Examples posted by John Donovan 26 Sept 2023

Reviewer Martin: Location Derby: Date 2023-08-29

Comments

Fast and reliable wifi when it finally was set up, but faced weeks and weeks of delays before this with poor communication and unkept promises from Shell. Moved house earlier this year and tried to stick with them but had similar issues where I was promised a ‘go live’ date that came and went with no wifi only to be told the order hadn’t gone through. Waited a week to find out it was still no further and they could not give me a new date, so cut my losses and cancelled with them. No real apology from Shell and a constant sense that people I spoke to on the phone didn’t really know what was going on and just wanted to give me a quick answer to get the call finished. read more

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Worst internet company on the market

Shell Energy Broadband Reviews recently posted on broadband.co.uk

Examples posted by John Donovan 20 Sept 2023

Reviewer Pierangelo: Location Glasgow: Date 2023-08-23

Comments

I have been with shell energy for 3 years and can honestly say it is the worst company I have ever dealt with.

After 2 years they cancelled my contract without my knowledge. I then found out that this resulted from my neighbour accidently putting my flat number which resulted in them terminating my contract. After opening a new contract I experienced a variety of different problems such as my bills being higher than what the contract states and my internet was running significantly slower. The customer service here is appalling.

With all these issues arising every couple of weeks I was constantly on the phone with customer service, every person I spoke with told me something different and I was constantly being told to speak with different departments as no one knows what they are doing. They reopened several contract for me with out my permission and when I wanted to leave the company due to all the hasses and no revolment of any of these issues, they then told me I had to pay for the full termination fee because it was a new contract. As stated above I did not agree to cancel or reopen my contract several times and i now should have been in my original contract for 9 months meaning I should only need to pay for the remaining 9 months ( it is a 18 month contract). But shell energy is insisting I pay for the full 18 month termination fee. I would highly suggest that everyone stays away from this company as they are only looking to scam and make more money read more

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Worst Internet do not get tied into a contract with this company

Shell Energy Broadband Reviews recently posted on broadband.co.uk

Examples posted by John Donovan 17 Sept 2023

Reviewer Diane Bryant: Location Lowestoft: Date 2023-08-16

Comments

As a vulnerable disabled person who is very reliant on a reliable WiFi, Internet service I totally regret signing up with She’ll Energy as it’s extremely unreliable

Reviewer Gerald: Location Northern Ireland: Date 2023-08-15

Comments

It is beyond absurd the way this company have treated me. After dialogue with this company about renewing my contract I was assured on multiple occasions that the new rate was in place however they continue to charge me at my old rate hence the multiple staff members I have spoken with simply did not do their jobs as they assured me it was changed yet it has not after multiple assurances. What kind of company employs staff who are simply not doing their jobs and lying to customers? I will now seek legal advice in relation to consumer rights as this company is simply not providing what we have agreed upon in the terms of our agreement. Truly shocking in this day and age that a company treats a customer like this.

Reviewer Yuchun: Location Belfast: Date 2023-08-15

Comments

Worst Internet do not get tied into a contract with this company

Reviewer Joe: Location Suffolk: Date 2023-08-15

Comments

Absolutely crap! I was lured by a £95 amazon voucher. The speed is OKish but the router keeps disconnecting my devices and then has a fit itself. When I got the router out of the box I thought it was off wish.com, very cheap looking and apparently also in its operation. I am looking to move next year and am seriously thinking about ‘buying” myself out of the contract early read more

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Worst broadband, Worst customer service

Shell Energy Broadband Reviews recently posted on broadband.co.uk

Examples posted by John Donovan 13 Sept 2023

Reviewer Billy Loudon: Location St Andrews: Date 2023-08-15

Comments
Worst broadband
Worst customer service

Reviewer Tristan: Location London: Date 2023-08-14

Comments

Utterly awful. Pathetic router which just can’t hold a signal or broadcast to anywhere other than the room it’s in. Far too expensive for the speed you actually get and useless in terms of customer service. Avoid

Reviewer John Redmond: Location Buxton: Date 2023-08-14

Comments

Had no problems until i decided to switch, my broadband suddenly developed a fault and was constantly going on and off, no help whatsoever from customer support, I would advise against using shell energy broadband awful service and poor speeds waste of money cowboy outfit!!!

Reviewer Paul Butterworth: Location Aspatria: Date 2023-08-11

Comments

For me the issue with Shell Broadband is mainly their customer service. If will offer you no grace if you need to change contract and it will always be in their favour. They will charge you FOR EVERYTHING. Admin fees, routers, sending routers back. I consider them the easyjet of flying. read more

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Shell Broadband Utterly Useless!!!!! WASTE OF TIME!!!!

Shell Energy Broadband Reviews recently posted on broadband.co.uk

Examples posted by John Donovan 5 Sept 2023

Reviewer Luis Navarro: Location London NW1 8UB: Date 2023-08-09

Comments

Contracted Shell broadband over a month ago for offer of £26.99. Engineer booked for 9th August 2023, between 8 as m and 1pm, they did not turn up, on phoning them the lame excuse that it had been cancelled by them and apologising for not informing me. Utterly Useless!!!!! WASTE OF TIME!!!!

Reviewer uj: Location Camberley: Date 2023-08-09

Comments

shell broadband kept on cancelling my order , because of them i was without broadband for 1months +….existing broadnand provider disabled their services in order for shell to switch …and shell cancelled my order on the switch day….dodgy … read more

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Shell, Savior of the Energy World, Graciously Hands Over Its 1.4 Million Customers to Octopus Energy

Posted by John Donovan 1 Sept 2023

After years of trying so hard to save the world one fossil fuel at a time, Shell has decided to take a break. Yes, the philanthropic oil tycoon is selling its home energy business in the U.K. and Germany to Octopus Energy for an undisclosed sum. What’s the reason for the secrecy? 

Shell proclaimed that it’s expecting this saintly transaction to conclude in the fourth quarter of the year, right after they get the nod from the regulators. The company had already announced back in June that it was planning to pull its home energy retail unit out of the U.K., Netherlands, and Germany. Finally, after powering 6.5 million homes in Britain with their incredible insight into energy supply, Octopus Energy will take up Shell’s philanthropic mantle. read more

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