British Gas launches £2m fund for those who struggle to pay their bills

Customers with a debt of £250 or more are expected to be supported through the fund

Collapses ‘will add £100 to bills of every UK household’

Centrica Chief questioned whether it is fair for customers of surviving companies to pay for customers of failed firms

Failed suppliers’ collapses to add an extra £100 on bills, Centrica boss warns

Chris O’Shea said he does not believe that these costs should be put on bills because it would hit the poorest customers the hardest