Labour figures reveal that the combined profits of the “Big Six” power companies – SSE, Scottish Power, npower, EDF, Eon and British Gas – came to £3.37bn in 2012, up 73 per cent in just three years. Household bills are expected to rise a further 8 per cent this winter, sending average heating and lighting costs to around £1,400.
Smart thermostats will help households save money on heating
British Gas has said it could offer free electricity on Saturdays in a bid to reduce demand on weekdays.
Residential arm sees 3.2% rise after raising tariffs in December
Parent group of British Gas will take 25% stake in six Lancashire wells
Increases in energy prices threaten to push much of the population into fuel poverty
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.
Energy company raised tariffs by 6 per cent for over 8 million households at the end of last year
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Millions of families are facing another jump in household bills after it was reported that UK's largest energy supplier plans to hike its tariffs.
Energy firm is making £1.9m a day while hard-pressed families face growing bills
Big Six suppliers could face mandatory price controls, says Ofgem, as public anger mounts over exorbitant fuel bills
Four years after her dream of Olympic gold crashed down at the penultimate barrier in the 100m hurdles final in Beijing, LoLo Jones is back on the winning track. The 29-year-old American had surgery last August to fix a tethered spinal cord. Last Saturday, she won the 50m hurdles at the US Open Meeting in New York. "It's all been worth it," Jones said.
British Gas cut bills for more than five million customers today by announcing an average 5% drop in its standard electricity tariff.
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