'It's Dick Turpin energy!' British Gas are slammed by customers for 12.5% electricity price hike a day after their website accidentally revealed the increase was coming
British Gas today announced an eye-watering 12.5 per cent hike in electricity prices from next month in a direct snub to the Government.
The Centrica-owned firm was accused of 'sheer greed' and 'Dick Turpin energy' after the 18th century highway robber, following the news affecting 3.1million customers.
The huge increase in prices from September 15 - ahead of the winter - is at odds with concerns about high energy bills raised by Prime Minister Theresa May.
Before the general election, Mrs May announced plans for a cap that could save millions of people on standard variable tariffs (SVT)... read more
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