AN electricity bill for £1,081.46 is a shock for anyone.
But it was a particularly large shock to Huddersfield man Alton Andrew - because he uses a pre-payment meter for his power.
He can only use electricity to the value of the token he buys and puts in the meter at his flat at Armitage Street, Primrose Hill.
So he was quite surprised to get the large bill from npower on December 8.
It said he should contact them to arrange a date for an npower worker to re-set his meter to help him pay off his `debt' at an agreed rate.
Taxi driver Mr Andrew, who is currently off work with ill health, said he had been very worried.
He said: "I never expected bills or anything like that. I just pay my £10 token each week.
"It is giving me a headache, all the readings and phone calls to npower. I want it known that I do not owe them any money. It is not a joke, it is very bad."
Jennifer Crosby, npower press officer, said: "It seems Mr Andrew has been billed incorrectly. We have an incorrect reading.
"We are very, very sorry that Mr Andrew received this. We are rectifying the situation and he should have a correct statement very shortly."