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Energy Giants Spark Record Number Of Complaints

PA | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK

Customer complaints to the Big Six energy companies have reached the highest number in a single quarter since records began - up 15% on the same time ...

Why Fracking in the UK Is Now a Foregone Conclusion

Charles Whitworth | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Politics
Charles Whitworth

The benefits to the UK economy of ensuring fracking commences sooner rather than later are pretty obvious. With the tensions in Eastern Europe showing little sign of subsiding, there are growing concerns over our energy independence in the long term, particularly with regard to gas.

Make It Stop! The Jolly British Gas Hive Advert Is Destroying My Life

Johnny Dee | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Johnny Dee

There are, I suspect, some adults who will be seduced by this kind of jolly CBeebies singalong advert. Who will merrily have their brain wiped clean of all the bad news stories that have plagued the energy industry and from now on look at British Gas as Brian Cant would Humpty - with fondness and kindness. Aren't they silly and sweet? I'm afraid I am not one of them.

Why Has British Gas Just Been Fined £5.6 Million?

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Politics

Energy giant British Gas has been ordered to pay £5.6 million in compensation and fines for blocking business from switching suppliers and failing to...

Closing the Gender Gap in Engineering

Stacey Orr | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Stacey Orr

While there's no doubt that the country has come a long way in terms of gender equality in the workplace, there are still industries where women are significantly under represented. If we look at the engineering sector, for example, only 8% of engineers in the UK are women . In fact, the UK has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe.

Realise Your Career Potential With an Apprenticeship

Steve Goldthorpe | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Steve Goldthorpe

With National Apprenticeship Week in full swing last week, and since youth unemployment remains at 20%, it's more important than ever that we do everything we can to help young people into work. I'm an example of how an apprenticeship can give you a job for life after joining British Gas as an apprentice 34 years ago, back in 1980, and now I run our six training academies across the UK training the engineers of tomorrow.

This Is Really Fracking Funny

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Comedy

"With fracking companies circling the British Isles, it's now more important than ever to make a stand," says green electricity company Ecotricity. ...

Did You Know The Energy Giants Still Have Over £400m Of YOUR Money?

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK

Ofgem has called on energy suppliers to return money to former customers after finding that the companies hold more than £400 million in credit from ...

British Gas Boss Blasts Miliband's 'Not Credible' Price Freeze

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK

Ed Miliband's pledge to freeze energy prices if Labour wins the next election is "not a credible solution" for ensuring low bills, the head of British...

'Ditch The Big Six, Feel Loved Again' Says Energy Firm With V Day Price Cut

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK

Ovo Energy has unveiled a 2.5% price cut in a Valentine's Day message to consumers urging them to "ditch the Big Six" and "feel loved again". This ...

Govt Demands Probe Into Energy Giants' Massive Profits

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Politics

Energy Secretary Ed Davey has urged the energy regulator to look into the profits being made by the Big Six energy companies through supplying gas. ...

How Have Energy Firms Left You £150 Out Of Pocket?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Households have been left up to £150 out of pocket over the last three years by energy giants deliberately inflating the price they pay for electrici...

Here Are 2013's Most Awkward Business Social Media #Fails

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK

2013 has been a busy year for business, especially those getting to grips with social media. Many social media missteps go viral online and get rep...

Energy Giants Now 'Getting Away With Green Murder'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

The Big Six energy giants have been accused of "getting away with green murder" as only two providers, British Gas and SSE, said they would pass on sa...

Why an Apprenticeship May Be the Key to Your Future

Arfan Ghani | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Arfan Ghani

From helping my mum around the house since I was small, to fixing my own bike, I've always had a passion for understanding how things work and helping out, so I knew that I had to find a job that would be hands-on. But I didn't know how to get there..

Energy Giants Could Shave £50 Off Bills

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The Big Six energy companies have confirmed they will pass on savings of a shake-up on green levies that could shave up to £50 off bills, and will me...

Energy Giants Profits Now FIVE Times Higher

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK

The 'Big Six' energy giants' profits have multiplied five-fold to more than £1 billion since 2009, according to figures from regulator Ofgem. It m...

British Gas Customers Hit By Price Rise

PA | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK

Nearly eight million households will wake up to higher energy costs today when British Gas hikes its prices in the latest round of winter bill rises. ...

Cut the Crap and Freeze Energy Bills, Mr Cameron

Caroline Flint | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Caroline Flint

On Saturday nearly eight million households will start paying the price for David Cameron's failure to stand up to the energy companies...

Why Is nPower The Most Complained-About Energy Giant?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK

Npower has received the most complaints out of any of the "big six" energy giants, as the firm's soaring prices and poor customer service led to an in...

Switch Energy Firm, Urges Minister

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK

A Cabinet minister has encouraged consumers to switch energy supplier in a bid to force the "Big Six" to be more competitive. Energy Secretary Ed D...

EDF Ups Prices And Threatens To Do It AGAIN

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK

EDF has unveiled a 3.9% price increase, which will see bills soar by £49 to £1,300-a-year, and warned that they could rise further if the government...

Why Is British Gas' Boss Not Taking His £2m Bonus?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Politics

The boss of British Gas owner Centrica has chosen not to take his bonus this year in the wake of continuing anger over rising energy bills, including ...

Energy Giants Could Be Fined For Fixing Prices

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Politics

Energy firms will face criminal sanctions if they fix prices as part of a tightened regime for the market, the energy secretary has announced. Spea...

Energy Giants Blame Price Rises On Green 'Stealth Taxes'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Politics

Energy giant bosses blamed controversial rises in customers' bills of over 9% on green taxes in a tense confrontation with MPs of the Commons Energy a...