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British Gas set to hit consumers with 10% price hike that could add more than £100 a year to bills

British Gas is preparing to hit millions of families with a hike in energy prices of up to 10 per cent that could add more than £100 a year to bills.

European slump hits E.ON despite UK price rise

After hitting British households that needed the heating over the long, cold winter with price hikes of up to 9.4%, German energy giant E.ON today showed how much it cashed in, with UK revenues rising 9% to £4.4 billion for just the first half of the year.

British Gas has said it could offer free electricity on Saturdays

British Gas plans to offer free electricity on Saturdays

British Gas has said it could offer free electricity on Saturdays in a bid to reduce demand on weekdays.

Centrica in new profits row

Centrica, the owner of British Gas, has flown into a fresh storm of controversy after unveiling a 9 per cent surge in half-year operating profit to £1.58bn only months after hiking household bills.

James Ashton: Dictating strategy from despatch box won't help Centrica keep the lights on

Outlook Complaints from senior politicians over profiteering, criticisms that bosses treat customers poorly – the predictable reactions to Centrica's results get more and more like those that afflict the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Centrica said an 11 per cent rise in profits at British Gas residential came after last year's colder-than-normal weather saw gas use leap 12 per cent

British Gas owner Centrica criticises tax regime as it announces residential profits of £356m

Residential arm sees 3.2% rise after raising tariffs in December

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Caroline Flint, Shadow Energy Secretary said it looks like people are saying 'no deal'

Government’s green deal branded a failure as fewer than ten UK homes take out loans offered

The government’s much-vaunted green deal has been branded a failure by critics after it emerged that fewer than ten UK households have taken out the loans offered by the scheme to improve their energy efficiency.

The Government and the energy regulator, Ofgem, have promised to get to grips with power bills

Savvy Money: We still need more clarity on complex charging for energy

New plans to give a fairer deal to consumers do not go far enough to clear up the confusion

Shale gas: Centrica puts £160m into fracking fields around Blackpool

Parent group of British Gas will take 25% stake in six Lancashire wells

British Gas bosses braced for backlash at annual meeting

Angry pensioners and disabled people will confront British Gas bosses today when the energy giant holds its Annual General Meeting.

Police call for smartphone app backup

They are, by their own admission, more used to the pocket-book and pen. But a group of police officers are meeting with technology experts this weekend to try to develop a set of smartphone apps which could help them catch criminals.

A snow plough clears the A66 near Bowes where the road was closed for several hours due to heavy snow as forecasters have warned that another cold snap is on its way -

Snow and cold weather in March adds £80 to cost of home heating

Increases in energy prices threaten to push much of the population into fuel poverty

Trouble in store as snow and cold weather hits gas supplies

Britain's supplies are at the mercy of the weather and volatile markets unless it increases its meagre storage capacity, says Tom Bawden

Best buy energy tariffs can drift so much customers end up paying too much

The energy company that’s leading the way in guaranteeing a fair tariff

How much is a price promise worth? That obviously depends on what the promise says. In the home energy market, there have been plenty of false promises from suppliers seemingly focused only on squeezing extra profits out of hard-up people.

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