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Utility bill help?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by carvegio, 20 Feb 2006.

  1. carvegio

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Jun 2004

    Posts: 1,098

    Location: London

    Hey guys I need a bit of advice!

    I have been asked for proof of address from a potential employer, they need either a utility bill or a bank statement less than 3 months old.

    I sent them my credit card statement thinking it was enough, but it turns out it doesn't count.

    The problem is I don’t have any bank statements less than 3 months old, they come quarterly or half-yearly, and the only bill I receive is my Telewest Blueyonder broadband bill.

    I don’t want to go through the hassle and wait of sending the wrong thing again.

    So basically does anyone know for sure if the Telewest bill counts as a utility bill?

    Or is a utility bill more like gas, electric, landline phone etc….

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Nismo

    Capodecina

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

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    Location: UK

    Yes it should count AFAIK :)
     
  3. Treefrog

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    Joined: 7 Nov 2004

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    Location: Up a tree - where else?

    Gas/electric/water are definitely acceptable, the others I'm not sure of.
    Why not ring or e-mail them and ask them if your Telewest bill counts?
     
  4. Werewolf

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    telewest would count I would have thought (as it's a standing service), although as mentioned you could ring and check.
     
  5. AndyBorzi

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Peterborough

    Ive never had to give this kind of thing to new employers before. Is this the norm now?
     
  6. carvegio

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Jun 2004

    Posts: 1,098

    Location: London

    It is not generally the norm, but it is getting more common now with banks, financial institutions and certain government jobs..

    Not in most places..

    I will try getting in touch to see what they say, but the problem is it will take time because hr is located elsewhere, and I got the job offer from the people on the desk.