British Gas leaks angry customers
BRITISH Gas has suffered an exodus of customers as it imposes a 12.5 per cent rise in electricity prices.
An estimated 150,000 homes are believed to have switched to cheaper rivals since the hike was announced on August 1.
The energy giant’s move, which came into effect on Friday, has added £76 a year to the average fuel bill for 3.1 million households.
It now stands to lose up to £168million a year in lost custom. Mark Todd, founder of price comparison service Energyhelpline, said: “Customers have clearly had enough.” British Gas, which supplies seven million homes, said: “The standard tariff is one of the cheapest in the market.”
It comes a week after we revealed the company spent £55,000 sending 390 bosses to Alton Towers, Staffs, for a two-day “working conference”.
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