British Gas has announced a 12.5% price rise

2 August 2017

  • British Gas has announced a 12.5% price rise, which will hit customers in September. This will affect 3.1 million customers.

Our MD Peter Haigh responds:

“To us at Bristol Energy, the British Gas price rise doesn’t make sense. The price of wholesale energy has come down not up. And at Bristol Energy we’ve kept our prices stable since last November.

“That’s because we believe people should be treated fairly. Keeping your home warm shouldn’t be a struggle. Yet millions of people across the country continue to pay hundreds of pounds a year more than they need to.

“We believe the Government should bring in a price cap to prevent the larger energy companies from over charging their most loyal customers, and profiteering at the expense of some of the most vulnerable in society. And this price cap should be extended to cover all customers on a standard variable tariff.

“This is something that Ofgem is now investigating. In the meantime, all suppliers have a responsibility to protect the four million people who are struggling to cook a hot meal. Or making the stark choice between heating or eating.”

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