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British Gas electricity prices rise by 10.4%

British Gas customers will see their electricity bills increase by 10.4% from 23 November, the energy giant has announced today. Gas prices will rise by 8.4%.  The price rise, which comes after SSE became the first to announce energy tariff hikes last week, will affect almost 8 million customers. Dual fuel bills will go up […]

British Gas wins prestigious charity award

British Gas has been honoured at the Business Charity Awards. The energy supplier was named Third Sector Business of the Year after stepping up support for its most vulnerable customers. Ian Peters, a Managing Director at British Gas, claimed the award highlights the extent to which the supplier is willing to go to help low-income […]

Exceptionally cold weather blammed for increased energy usage

The parent company of British Gas has revealed that domestic gas and electricity usage in the UK increased substantially between January and April 2013 compared to the same period last year.  Centrica announced that electricity usage among UK households increased by 3 per cent, whilst demand for gas rose by 18 per cent. The company […]

Is remote technology the key to energy bill savings?

Research carried out by Future Foundation has revealed that UK households could shave up to £300 million off their annual energy bills by 2030. Working in association with British Gas, the ‘consumer trends and insight enterprise’ believes remote technology lies at the heart of future savings. Statistics on domestic energy wastage in the UK are […]

Research reveals pitfalls of fixed rate energy tariffs

Research carried out by has revealed that energy customers who sign up to fixed-rate tariffs can in fact pay over the odds for gas and electricity. Take for example the Fixed Price March 2013 tariff which was offered to British Gas customers in May 2011. The deal was advertised as being more expensive than […]

Cold weather boosts British Gas profits

The leading energy supplier in the UK, British Gas, has reported an increase in profits for 2012. The firm generated pre-tax profits of  £606 million, an increase of 11 per cent from the previous year. Centrica, the owner of British Gas, announced a similar rise in operating profit, which increased by 14 per cent between […]

Prices rise for British Gas customers today

One of the nation’s biggest energy providers is to raise its gas and electricity bills today in a move that will see average annual bills for dual fuel customers increase by £80. As first reported back in October, a 6% increase in British Gas energy prices comes in to force from today (16 November), and […]

British Gas energy bills to rise by 6% in November

As if we didn’t need any further reminder that winter is just around the corner, the country’s biggest energy provider has just announced plans to raise their gas and electricity prices.  Late yesterday the news broke that British Gas customers will see their gas and electricity bills rise by 6% on November 16; a price […]

Small energy supplier cuts energy costs, will the Big Six be next?

It’s been almost six months since the UK’s biggest energy suppliers lowered their energy costs but in light of the £350 million pre-tax profit achieved by British Gas for the first six months of the year surely the time is now for another round of cuts.  While none of the country’s main energy suppliers seem […]

British Gas enjoys profitable six months with £352m pre-tax profit

British Gas is set to ruffle feathers this week when it announces a pre-tax profit of more than £350million for the first six months of the year. Despite the relatively mild winter, Britain’s biggest energy supplier managed to generate a half-year profit of £352million before tax. One reason why British Gas has enjoyed such a […]