Scottish Power Ways To Pay “Again”

Ways To Pay

You can pay your bill easily via YourEnergy App, our 24 hour automated payment line on 0800 001 5115 or by Bank Giro. We accept Visa Debit, Maestro, Solo, Visa Credit and Electron payments.

Banking Direct
Please advise your Bank or Building Society to pay to sort code 83-07-06: account number for domestic & Microbusiness is 00674713/account number for large business is 00693882.You’ll need to give them your customer account number shown below.
Post Office
You can pay by cash at any Post Office, however they no longer accept cheques. If you wish to pay by cheque, please send it to Scottishpower Group, Payment, collection centre, PO Box 4740, Worthing, BN11 9LT.
At a Bank
Fill in the Bank Giro Slip below and take it to the bank with your payment, Cheques should be made payable to ‘Scottishpower’. Write your name, address, and 11 digit account number on the back. You may have to pay a charge.
Please take your bill with the bar coded payment slip to any Paypoint outlet (cash payments only).
By Post
Along with your cheque made payable to ‘Scottishpower’, please send the Bank Giro slip to Scottishpower Group, payment collection centre, PO Box 4740, Worthing, BN11 9LT. Please DO NOT send cash in the post.
Other Payment Options
If you’re not able to pay this now there may be other payment options that suit you, for example you could add your account balance onto a Direct Debt plan or prepayment meter so that you can pay it off over a longer period. Alternatively, you could choose a weekly or monthly repayment plan.

I am going to look at most of the words they use and look up there meanings and rewrite what they are actually saying.

The word ‘You’

The word You is a pronoun (second person singular or plural) 1 used to refer to the person or people that the speaker is addressing: are you listening. Used in exclamations to address one or more people: you fools. 2 used to refer to any person in general: after a while you get used to it. (from Oxford Dictionary of English second edition page 2045).

The word You is plural and is not you the living man or woman.

The word ‘Your

Belonging to or associated with the person or people that the speaker is addressing.

(from Oxford Dictionary of English second edition page 2045).

The word ‘You’re

contraction of you are.

The word noun means; used to identify any of a class of people, places, or things and plural means more than one.

The word ‘You’ll’

contraction of you will; you shall.

The word Billis a noun and has a number of different meanings from the police old bill to a birds beak. A Bill is a banknote, poster or handbill (from Oxford Dictionary of English second edition page 163).
The word ‘Bill’ in Blacks Law Dictionary 4th Edition pages 207 – 212.

The word Bill has many different meanings and words added to add to the confusion.

Bill of debt. An ancient term including promissory notes and Bonds for the payments of money.

  1. In commercial law

    A written statement of the terms of a contract, or specification of the items of a transaction or a demand: also a general name for any item of indebtedness, whether receivable or payable.

  2. In the law of negotiable instruments page 211 BL.

    Bill of exchange. A written order from A. to B, directing B. to pay to C. a certain sum of money therein named. Byles, Bills, 1. An open (that is, unsealed) letter addressed by one person to another directing him, in effect, to pay, absolutely and at all events, to a third person, or to any other to whom that third person may order it to be paid, or it may be payable to bearer or to the drawer himself.

    Domestic bill of exchange page 211 BL.
    A bill of exchange drawn on a person residing in the same state with the drawer; or dated at a place in the state, and drawn on a person living within the state. It is the residence of the drawer and the drawee which must determined whether a bill is domestic or foreign.

    Foreign bill of exchange A bill of exchange drawn in one state or country, upon a foreign state or country. Page 211 BL

  3. In maritime law page 211 BL.

    Bill of adventure A written certificate by a merchant or the master or owner of a ship, to the effect that the property and risk in goods shipped on the vessel in his own name belong to another person, to whom he is accountable for the proceeds alone.

The Bills Of Exchange (BOE) Act 1882 Chapter 61 part I

Bill” Means bill of exchange, and “note” means promissory note.

Bills of Exchange 1882. Part I.


  1. This Act may be cited as the Bills of Exchange Act, 1882.
  2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-
    “Acceptance” means an acceptance completed by delivery or notification.
    “Action” includes counter claim and set off.
    “Banker” includes a body of persons whether incorporated or not who carry on the business of banking.
    “Bankrupt” includes any person whose estate is vested in a trustee or assignee under the law for the time being in force relating to bankruptcy.
    “Bearer” means the person in possession of a bill or note which is payable to bearer.
    “Bill” means bill of exchange, and “note” means promissory note.
    “Delivery” means transfer of possession, actual or constructive, from one person to another.
    “Holder” means the payee or indorsee of a bill or note who is in possession of it, or the bearer thereof.
    “Indorsement” means an indorsement completed by delivery.
    “Issue” means the first delivery of a bill or note, complete in form to a person who takes it as a holder.
    “Person” includes a body of persons either incorporated or not.
    “Value” means valuable consideration.
    “Written” includes printed, and “writing” includes print.

Part II

3. (3.) An order to pay out of a particular fund is not unconditional within the meaning of this section; but an unqualified order to pay, coupled with (a) an indication of a particular fund out of which the drawee is to be re-imburse himself or a particular account to be debited with the amount. (b) a statement of the transaction which gives rise to the bill, is unconditional.

5. (1.) A bill may be drawn payable to, or to the order of, the drawer; or it may be drawn payable to, or to the order of, the drawee.
(2.) Where in a bill drawer and drawee are the same person, or where the drawee is a fictitious person or a person not having capacity to contract, the holder may treat the instrument, at his option, either as a bill of exchange or as a promissory note.

7. (1.) Where a bill is not payable to bearer, the payee must be named or otherwise indicated therein with reasonable certainty.
(3.) Where the payee is a fictitious or non-existing person the bill maybe treated as payable to bearer.

8. (2.) A negotiable bill may be payable either to order or to bearer

20. (1) Where a simple signature on a blank stamped paper is delivered by the signer in order that it may be converted into a bill, it operates as a prima facie authority (on the face of it presumed to be true unless disproved by some evidence to the contrary.) to fill it up as a complete bill for any amount the stamp will cover, using the signature for that of the drawer, or the acceptor, or an indorser; and, in like manner, when a bill is wanting in any material particular, the person in possession of it has a prima facie authority to fill up the omission in any way he thinks fit.

Capacity and Authority of Parties.
22. (1.) Capacity to incur liability as a party to a bill is co-extensive with capacity to contract. Provided that nothing in this section shall enable a corporation to make itself as drawer, acceptor, or indorser of a bill unless it is competent to it so to do under the law for the time being in force relating to corporations.
(2.) Where a bill is drawn (scottishpower) or indorsed (by us BOE) by an infant, minor, or corporation (they class us as all of those) having no capacity or power to incur liability on a bill, the drawing, or indorsement entitles the holder to receive payment of the bill, and to enforce it against any other party thereto.
23. No person is liable as drawer, indorser, or acceptor of a bill who has not signed it as such; provided that
(1.) Where a person signs a bill in a trade or assumed name, he is liable thereon as if he had signed it in his own name:
(2.) The signature of the name of a firm is equivalent to the signature by the person so signing of the names of all persons liable as partners in that firm.

The Consideration for a Bill.

28. (1.) An accommodation party to a bill is a person who has signed a bill as drawer, acceptor, or indorser, without receiving value therefor, and for the purpose of lending his name to some other person.
(2.) An accommodation party is liable on the bill to a holder for value; and it is immaterial whether, when such holder took the bill, he knew such party to be an accommodation party or not.

Negotiation of Bills.

31. (1.) A bill is negotiated when it is transferred from one person to another in such a manner as to constitute the transferee the holder of the bill.
(2.) A bill payable to bearer is negotiated by delivery.
(3.) A bill payable to order is negotiated by the indorsement of the holder completed by delivery.
(4.) Where the holder of a bill payable to his order transfers it for value without indorsing it, the transfer gives the transferee such title as the transferor had in the bill, and the transferee in addition acquires the right to have the indorsement of the transferor.
(5.) Where any person is under obligation to indorse a bill in a representative capacity, he may indorse the bill in such terms as to negative personal liability.

General Duties of the holder.

39. When presentment for acceptance is necessary

(1) Where a bill is payable after sight, presentment for acceptance is necessary in order to fix the maturity of the instrument.

(2) Where a bill expressly stipulates that it shall be presented for acceptance, or where a bill is drawn payable elsewhere than at the residence or place of business of the drawee, it must be presented for acceptance before it can be presented for payment.

(3) In no other case is presentment for acceptance necessary in order to render liable any party to the bill.

(4) Where the holder of a bill drawn payable elsewhere than at the place of business or residence of the drawee has not time, with the exercise of reasonable diligence, to present the bill for acceptance before presenting it for payment on the day that it falls due, the delay caused by presenting the bill for acceptance

before presenting it for payment is excused, and does not discharge the drawer and indorsers.

42. (1.) When a bill is duly presented for acceptance and is not accepted within the customary time, the person presenting it must treat it as dishonoured by non-acceptance. If he do not, the holder shall lose his right of recourse against the drawer and indorsers.

43. (1.) A bill is dishonoured by non-acceptance-
(a.) when it is duly presented for acceptance, and such an acceptance as is prescribed by this Act is refused or cannot be obtained; or
(b.) when presentment for acceptance is excused and the bill is not accepted.
(c.) Subject to the provisions of this Act when a bill is dishonoured by non-acceptance, an immediate right to recourse against the drawer and indorsers accrues to the holder, and no presentment for payment is necessary.

47. (1.) A bill is dishonoured by non-payment
(a.) when it is duly presented for payment and payment is refused or cannot be obtained, or
(b.) when presentment is excused and the bill is overdue and unpaid,
(2.) Subject to the provisions of this Act, when a bill is dishonoured by nonpayment, an immediate right of recourse against the drawer and indorsers accrues to the holder.

Discharge of bill

59 Payment in due course

(1) A bill is discharged by payment in due course by or on behalf of the drawee or acceptor.

(2) Payment in due course means payment to the holder of the bill made at or after the maturity thereof in good faith and without notice that the holder’s title is defective.

(3) Subject to the provisions hereinafter contained, when a bill is paid by the drawer or an indorser it is not discharged: but

(a) where a bill payable to or to the order of a third party is paid by the drawer, the drawer may enforce payment thereof against the acceptor, but may not reissue the bill:

(b) where a bill is paid by an indorser, or where a bill payable to drawer’s order is paid by the drawer, the party paying it is remitted to his or her former rights as regards the acceptor or antecedent parties, and may, if he or she thinks fit, strike out his or her own and subsequent indorsements, and again negotiate the bill.

(4) Where an accommodation bill is paid in due course by the party accommodated

the bill is discharged.

64 Alteration of bill

(1) Where a bill or acceptance is materially altered without the assent of all parties liable on the bill, the bill is avoided except as against a party who has himself or herself made, authorised, or assented to the alteration, and subsequent indorsers: provided that, where a bill has been materially altered, but the alteration is not apparent, and the bill is in the hands of a holder in due course, such holder may avail himself or herself of the bill as if it had not been altered, and may enforce payment of it according to its original tenor.

(2) In particular the following alterations are material, namely, any alteration of the date, the sum payable, the time of payment, the place of payment, and, where a bill has been accepted generally, the addition of a place of payment without the acceptor’s assent.

Acceptance and payment for honour

65 Acceptance for honour supra protest

(1) Where a bill of exchange has been protested for dishonour by non-acceptance, or protested for better security, and is not overdue, any person, not being a party already liable thereon, may, with the consent of the holder, intervene and accept the bill supra protest, for the honour of any party liable thereon, or for the honour of the person on whose account the bill is drawn.

(2) A bill may be accepted for honour for part only of the sum for which it is drawn.

(3) An acceptance for honour supra protest in order to be valid must—

(a) be written on the bill, and indicate that it is an acceptance for honour; and

(b) be signed by the acceptor for honour.

(4) Where an acceptance for honour does not expressly state for whose honour it is

made, it is deemed to be an acceptance for the honour of the drawer.

(5) Where a bill payable after sight is accepted for honour, its maturity is calculated from the date of the noting for non-acceptance, and not from the date of the acceptance for honour.

The words below are from the Cheque/Check above.

The word Bank.

The word Bank means the land alongside or sloping down to a river or lake. A long, high mass or mound of a particular substance. A railway bank and similar types of banks.

A noun, a financial establishment that uses money deposited by customers for investment, pays it out when required, makes loans at interest, and exchanges currency. (Makes money out of thin air by loaning other people money out plus interest when it isn’t the Banks money in the first place).

(from Oxford Dictionary of English second edition page 127).

The word Bank from Blacks Law dictionary page 183-4, 4th edition; A bench or seat; the bench of justice; the bench of tribunal occupied by the judges; the seat of judgement; a court. The full bench or, the assembly of all the judges of a court.
An institution, of great value in the commercial world, empowered to receive deposits of money, to make loans, and to issue promissory notes, (designed to circulate as money, and commonly called “Bank-notes” or “bank-bills”) or to perform any one or more of these functions.

The word Giro (from Oxford Dictionary of English second edition page 732).

A noun, A system of electronic credit, (NOT CREDIT & DEBIT) (Just electronic Credit) transfer used in Europe and Japan, involving banks, post offices, and public utilities. Brit, a cheque or payment by Giro, especially a social security payment.

The word Credit (from Oxford Dictionary of English second edition page 406).

The word Credit a noun.

  1. The ability of a customer to obtain goods or services before payment, based on the trust that payment will be made in the future: I’ve got unlimited credit.

The money lent or borrowed under a credit arrangement.

  1. An entry recording a sum received, listed on the right-hand side or column of an account. The opposite of Debit. A payment received.

  2. Acknowledgement or praise given. If a man or a woman are good at doing something do you give them Credit for their work or Debit for their work?

The word Credit in Blacks Law dictionary 4th edition page 440-1.

The word Credit means the ability of a business man to borrow money, or obtain goods on time, in consequence of the favourable opinion held by the community, or by a particular lender, as to his solvency and reliability.

The word Debit (from Oxford Dictionary of English second edition page 447).

The word Debit means; A noun, an entry recording a sum of money owed, listed on the left-hand side or column of an account. The opposite of Credit.

The word Debit from Blacks Law dictionary 4th edition page 490 means; A sum charged as due or owing. The term is used in book-keeping to denote the left page of the ledger, or the charging of a person or an account with all that supplied to or paid out for him or for the subject of the account. Also the balance of an account where it is shown something remains due to the party keeping the account.

The word Person from Blacks Law dictionary 4th edition page 1299 means, A man considered according to the rank he holds in society, with all right to which the place he holds entitles him, and the duties which it imposes. The term may include artificial beings, as corporations.

The first line on the top of the page read as follows

You can pay your bill easily via YourEnergy App, our 24 hour automated payment line on 0800 001 5115 or by Bank Giro. We accept Visa Debit, Maestro, Solo, Visa Credit and Electron payments.

Translated reads a bit differently.

Corporation STEVEN KIRK can pay STEVEN KIRK’S negotiable instrument to us scottishpower corporation with your blood and sweat money. Instead of discharging it using the Bills of Exchange Act 1882.

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The General Of the Houses Of Commons

At a General Meeting of the London Corresponding Society, held at ________ on Monday, the 14th Day of April, 1794. Citizen _________ in the Chair.

Resolved, That all Sovereign, Legislative, and through the People have delegated those their Original Powers to others, In Trust, for the Benefit of the Community, yet the Rights themselves are reserved by the People. And cannot be absolutely parted by the People to those Persons who are employed to conduct the Business of the State.

Resolved, That the Constitution of England held by the King, Lords, and Commons, and other Officers appointed by the People, In Trust for the Benefit of the People; and though these Trustees may regulate and improve the Constitution, yet they cannot alter or subvert it without committing Treason against the Nation.

Resolved, That Magna Carta, or THE GREAT CHARTER OF THE LIBERTIESOF ENGLAND, made in the Reign of King John; THE PETITION OF RIGHTS, assented to by Parliament in the Reign of King Charles 1st; and the several Laws made at and in Consequence of the Glorious Revolution in the year 1688, are declaratory of those Parts of the Constitution of England, which are in and by them respectively declared.

Resolved That the Office of KING of England was not instituted by the People merely as an Office of Profit and Honour to the King, but he was so appointed as chief Trustee and Guardian of the Constitution of Rights of the People; and that important and laborious personal Duties are annexed to the Regal Office, the Objects of which are, to promote the Good of the People, and preserve their Rights in full Vigour from Innovation and Corruption.

Resolved, That it is the Duty of the King to preserve the Constitution of England and the Rights of the People against every Incroachment; and, in order to enforce that Duty, the following Oath is required to be taken by every King on his Accession to the Throne of Great Britain; to wit; The Archbishop or Bishop shall say—Will you solemnly promise and swear to govern the People of this Kingdom of England, and the Dominions thereto belonging, according to the Statutes in Parliament agreed on, and the Laws and Customs of the same. The King or Queen shall say “I solemnly promise so to do” Archbishop or Bishop – “Will you to your Power cause Law and Justice in Mercy to be executed in all your Judgements?” ANS. “I will” After this, the King or Queen, laying his or her Hand on the Holy Gospel, shall say– “The things which I have before promised, I will perform and keep; So help me God” – and then shall kiss the book.

Resolved. That his present Majesty King George the Third, on his Accession to the Throne of these Realms, did solemnly take the said Oath.

Resolved, That the Constitutional Rights of the People have been violated, and that it is the Duty of the People, in the present alarming Crisis to assemble and enquire into the Innovations or Infrindgements which have been made upon the Rights of the People, and how far the Declarations of the Constitution, as they were settled at the aforesaid Revolution, remain in Force, and which of them have been violated, and by whom, and also whether such Innovations, Infrindgements, and Violations, have been committed from the Negligence or Corruption of those who have been intrusted with the Government of the State.

Resolved, That this Society do invite the People to meet in their respective Neighbourhoods to elect One or more person or persons as Delegates to meet in a Convention, to hold on the ___ Day of ___ next, at such place as shall be appointed by the Secret Committee of this society; and that the Delegates so elected do forthwith transmit to the Secretary of the Society No 9, Piccadilly, London, the Vouchers of their several Elections, in order that the Place of Meeting may be duly notified to them.

Resolved That is the Right and the bounden Duty of the People to punish all Traitors against the Nation and that the following Words are now not a Part of the Oath of Allegiance; to wit, “I declare that it is not lawful, upon any Pretence whatever, to take Arms against the King”