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British Gas is ready to bully beyond the grave | Brief letters
Brief letters: Death collection | State school success | Ballooning problem | Rose-tinted Brexit | Passport to the polls

05, Feb, 2023 @5:21 PM

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‘It’s not who we are,’ wails British Gas. Sorry but when you’re using bailiffs to install meters, that’s exactly who you are | Marina Hyde
It’s not the only company filling its boots while poor people have to pay more for electricity. Luckily Grant Shapps is on hand to look busy, says Guardian columnist Marina Hyde

Marina Hyde

03, Feb, 2023 @2:18 PM

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‘This is bullying’: How much of your money are gas suppliers holding?
Revelations that suppliers have been stockpiling credit amid soaring bills have sparked fears customers are being taken advantage of

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

03, Feb, 2023 @1:43 PM

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Ofgem warns suppliers over forcible installation of prepayment meters
Directive comes as energy minister expresses ‘horror’ at claims British Gas contractor allegedly broke into vulnerable customers’ homes

Peter Walker, Heather Stewart and Alex Lawson

02, Feb, 2023 @10:15 PM

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Sunak tells Piers Morgan ‘biological sex matters’ – as it happened
Prime minister speaks in interview on TalkTV to mark his 100th day in office

Nadeem Badshah (now) and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

02, Feb, 2023 @8:59 PM

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Energy bailiffs for the poorest, huge profits for the richest: this is Britain in 2023 | Gaby Hinsliff
The British Gas scandal about vulnerable people being forced on to prepayment meters is just the latest cruelty in this crisis, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

Gaby Hinsliff

02, Feb, 2023 @5:27 PM

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Energy regulator launches British Gas investigation over prepayment meters
Debt collectors allegedly broke into homes to fit meters despite signs of children and vulnerable people living there

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

02, Feb, 2023 @10:28 AM

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British Gas halts use of warrants to force people on to prepayment meters
Move follows allegations that third-party agents ignored vulnerabilities of customers and broke in to install equipment

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

01, Feb, 2023 @7:13 PM

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British Gas vows to halt remote switches of customers to prepayment meters
Firm pledges £10m in extra support but is not ending forced installation of devices in person

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

18, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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British Gas owner forecasts eightfold rise in earnings amid soaring gas prices
Ukraine war’s effect on wholesale gas prices prompts third upgrade in a year from Centrica

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

12, Jan, 2023 @10:30 AM

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Tesla stock has only plunged to a less ludicrous level as competitors catch up | Nils Pratley
Elon Musk’s misadventure with Twitter is not the main factor in the dramatic decline in value

Nils Pratley

04, Jan, 2023 @6:20 PM

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British Gas owner asks Citizens Advice for help in protecting rivals’ customers
Exclusive: Centrica expresses ‘profound concern’ over financial resilience of some competitors

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

04, Jan, 2023 @9:01 AM

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