British Gas’ price hike a ‘bitter blow’ for consumers

British Gas’ decision to raise its gas and electricity prices is a “bitter blow” for UK consumers. That’s the view of a price comparison site responding to the 6% rise in energy prices announced by British Gas this morning. The changes mean the average bill for domestic British Gas consumers will rise from £1,260 to […]

War for business energy customers breaking out?

A new war for customers in the business energy market is breaking out in the UK. That’s according to energy broker Business Juice, which believes Centrica’s drop in profits in its business energy supply points to an emerging battleground for customers. The British Gas parent company announced its profits for the first half of 2012 […]

More concerns over supplier’s energy standards

Concerns over E.ON’s proposals for energy sales standards have been growing this week as the director of an energy comparison site said any code of practice should apply to suppliers as well as brokers. James Constant from Business Juice made the comment in an open letter to E.ON, Ofgem and Consumer Focus in which he […]

High energy bills could force businesses to shut

Rising energy costs could force people out of business, according to an energy comparison site. This follows a 58% rise in business energy prices since 2010. The Business Energy Barometer report, published by Business Juice, states that in a survey of 500 businesses, one in twelve people said if energy costs kept rising by 25% every […]

Small businesses are “complacent” about energy

Small businesses are more “complacent” than others when it comes to energy, according to new expert analysis. This is despite a huge majority of businesses (97%) claiming they already have or will strengthen their energy saving policies or plan to change to efficient lightbulbs. Nearly nine out of ten firms say they are on the […]