Energy giant Centrica reports operating profits drop of 35% for the first half of 2014. Centrica, owner of British Gas has reported a group-wide drop in profits to £1.03 billion. Profits at the residential arm of British Gas fell by over a quarter to £265 million in the same period.
The largest energy supplier in the UK has made £1 million available to compensate customers it ripped off during sales schemes at the Westfield shopping centre and Sainsbury’s stores. “Looking after your world”, or perhaps not. British Gas has had to put aside £1 million to compensate customers it mislead. Ofgem said it welcomed the package which is made up … Read More
The UK’s largest energy supplier will be penalised for not letting customers know their contracts were coming to an end, and even preventing them from switching to alternative suppliers. The energy regulator Ofgem has handed down a massive fine to the Centrica-owned British Gas of £5.6m, after concluding that it had wrongly objected to businesses switching suppliers due to computer … Read More
Amid comments from the Energy Secretary Ed Davey, the energy giant owned by Centrica has hit back, claiming it “does more than any other organisation to secure gas and power for British consumers”. The company was responding to a letter written by Mr Davey to regulators yesterday, in which he suggested the possibility of British Gas being “broken up” due … Read More
Three of the Big Six have now announced winter price increases of between 8 and 11 per cent. Npower and British Gas have joined SSE and Co-op on the list of energy companies that have already announced price hikes this winter. Both suppliers blamed the hikes on higher prices on the global energy markets, higher costs of transmission, and increases … Read More
E.ON and British Gas are to stop rolling their business energy customers into new contracts automatically at the end of their agreed term. Most organisation have experienced it. You receive a letter near the end of your electricity or gas contract informing you that there is only a few weeks or months left of your fixed-price agreement. It isn’t urgent … Read More