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N-Power Cuts 2500 Jobs. A Fifth Of It's Uk Workforce

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It's the Jobless recovery!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35740275

Energy firm Npower is to cut up to 2,500 jobs, more than a fifth of its UK workforce, with details to be announced this week.

Npower, which is owned by the German energy giant RWE, employs 11,500 people in Britain and is one of the big six gas and electricity suppliers in the UK.

The company has declined to comment on the news.

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Hopefully smaller British companies will have the ability to pick up the slack once French & German asset stripping, competitor killing, parasite companies that have infested thr energy and engineering sector have packed their bags and left.

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After the carry on I had with Npower the other year I am surprised they still employ anyone. Absolutely ridiculous customer service.

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Lots of outsourcing has gone on apparently and the workers had worked hard to turn around the customer services in the last year.

The Unions are raging.

A bitter blow.

http://m.heraldscotland.com/news/14324927.Energy_firm_Npower_condemned_by_unions_over_plan_to_axe_2_500_jobs/?ref=rss

So much for the Northern Powerhouse.

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Whenever a company like this strips substantial numbers of employees there is more going on. The activities are more or less the same as last year, and even an terribly run company doesn't have 1/5th of the workforce to lose through efficiency. The devil will clearly be in the detail, but I'd expect outsourcing will play a part.

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And all this with the strongest recovery supposedly on planet earth. It's like the recovery is bull5h1t.

Don't say that to loud - someone might here you. You're ignoring all the green shoots

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My experience is that NPower are one of the most frequent offenders in terms of the worst practices of the industry.

For this reason I generally avoid them.

They have twice claimed that we have been tied into rollover contracts for our business having not given notice of end of current contract in time. On both occasions email and telephone records provided the evidence needed that we had given the required notice. We circumspect about producing this evidence for every contract we take out now. Time consuming but essential with these cheating b@****ds.

Similarly my parents renewal came aong with notice that they would be increasing his monthly direct debit from £58 to £320.

You can imagine the increase in rates that the renewal had and thsi was supposedly their best tariff- complete nonsense of course.

I changed to extra energy a cut their monthly direct debit and rate still further, but without the internet my 90+ year old parents would be shafted.

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N-Power or RWE rather are the owners of the redundant Didcot A power station.

They are also part of the new Hinkley point nuclear plant that is supposed to be being built but they have yet to sign the contract with the government

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Yet more evidence, were it needed, that the privatisation and deregulation of electricity markets doesn't work.

Not at all, if you google the history of n-power, you will see they have been utterly incompetent resulting in stories like this:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35129788

https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.npower.com

Selling power is not really that complicated, there is only one product, you calculate how many units have been used and send people a bill.

The fact that their customers have been leaving in droves, is proof that the market is working.

Perhaps not in the way intended, it will cause a lot of disruption both in N-Power downscaling and the other power companies having to upscale to cope with increased customer numbers. But imagine if this was still a nationalised organisation.

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Npower is in deep trouble with it's debts because it invested a vast fortune in renewable and nuclear energy. Customer services went to Bangladesh about 2 years ago and the finance department went to Poland shortly afterwards because it was a less expensive workforce. They're looking to sell off some parts of the company so it might be a good time for Jeremy to get his twopenneth in. :D

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My experience is that NPower are one of the most frequent offenders in terms of the worst practices of the industry.

For this reason I generally avoid them.

I was with them. I'm still fighting for a refund of an overpayment that they admit they owe but they never actually send out the money despite repeated reassurances.

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From my experience Npower are by far the worst of the utility providers by a long chalk, not surprised at all they are struggling.

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Not at all, if you google the history of n-power, you will see they have been utterly incompetent resulting in stories like this:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35129788

https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.npower.com

Selling power is not really that complicated, there is only one product, you calculate how many units have been used and send people a bill.

The fact that their customers have been leaving in droves, is proof that the market is working.

Perhaps not in the way intended, it will cause a lot of disruption both in N-Power downscaling and the other power companies having to upscale to cope with increased customer numbers. But imagine if this was still a nationalised organisation.

Wow - the trust pilot reviews are mind boggling - I never thought I would say it as it was extremely stressful but I seem to have got off lightly!

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Wow - the trust pilot reviews are mind boggling - I never thought I would say it as it was extremely stressful but I seem to have got off lightly!

If those reviews are genuinely representative of customer's experiences then they should just be put out of their misery.

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My experience is that NPower are one of the most frequent offenders in terms of the worst practices of the industry.

For this reason I generally avoid them.

They have twice claimed that we have been tied into rollover contracts for our business having not given notice of end of current contract in time. On both occasions email and telephone records provided the evidence needed that we had given the required notice. We circumspect about producing this evidence for every contract we take out now. Time consuming but essential with these cheating b@****ds.

Similarly my parents renewal came aong with notice that they would be increasing his monthly direct debit from £58 to £320.

You can imagine the increase in rates that the renewal had and thsi was supposedly their best tariff- complete nonsense of course.

I changed to extra energy a cut their monthly direct debit and rate still further, but without the internet my 90+ year old parents would be shafted.

Same thing happened to my mother, her DD went from £70 to over £200 and there was no reasoning with N power so she switched. Simples.

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Whenever a company like this strips substantial numbers of employees there is more going on. The activities are more or less the same as last year, and even an terribly run company doesn't have 1/5th of the workforce to lose through efficiency. The devil will clearly be in the detail, but I'd expect outsourcing will play a part.

Trump is right...globalism destroys jobs here in the expensive, financialised, West.

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