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#732470 - 11th Oct 2012 5:06pm British Gas raising prices by 8% tomorrow
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Unbelievable, it costs enough to keep meter going as it is with family of 4.

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#732476 - 11th Oct 2012 5:27pm Re: British Gas raising prices by 8% tomorrow [Re: Katryn]
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OMG winter arrives and the gas company think its ok to put the prices up.
Well suppose am glad my boiler is broken right now

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#732600 - 11th Oct 2012 9:59pm Re: British Gas raising prices by 8% tomorrow [Re: Katryn]
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we all need to get a snuggle cape/blanket, or use duvet to keep warm whilst watching tv, we need heat but the rate it is rising more people just cannot use the heating its out of all proportion, bring back open fires you could keep warm by searching for wood etc to burn, very worrying these soaring prices.

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#732656 - 11th Oct 2012 11:20pm Re: British Gas raising prices by 8% tomorrow [Re: sunnyside]
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Originally Posted By: sunnyside
we all need to get a snuggle cape/blanket, or use duvet to keep warm whilst watching tv, we need heat but the rate it is rising more people just cannot use the heating its out of all proportion, bring back open fires you could keep warm by searching for wood etc to burn, very worrying these soaring prices.


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#732660 - 11th Oct 2012 11:25pm Re: British Gas raising prices by 8% tomorrow [Re: Katryn]
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Robbing gits. Didn't they promise to freeze price hikes until 2013?
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#732662 - 11th Oct 2012 11:28pm Re: British Gas raising prices by 8% tomorrow [Re: Katryn]
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yes they did funny it always goes up when cold weather starts.

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#732678 - 12th Oct 2012 1:24am Re: British Gas raising prices by 8% tomorrow [Re: Katryn]
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British Gas owned by Centrica. Too big for its own good and pity help us, if the following should raise it's ugly head ever again,with an unchanged policy.



In January 2006, it was rumoured that the Russian state-owned utility company Gazprom was seeking a takeover of Centrica. This created controversy in the media, while the Department for Trade and Industry stated any deal would be subject to "intense scrutiny". Tony Blair announced in April that he would not block any potential deal


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#732681 - 12th Oct 2012 1:31am Re: British Gas raising prices by 8% tomorrow [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Originally Posted By: RUDEBOX
Robbing gits. Didn't they promise to freeze price hikes until 2013?


sounds like my old landlord, he promised no rent increase until the new year, he got dossed after putting it up 2 months later.

get a new supplier.

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#732796 - 12th Oct 2012 2:53pm Re: British Gas raising prices by 8% tomorrow [Re: granny]
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Originally Posted By: granny
British Gas owned by Centrica. Too big for its own good and pity help us, if the following should raise it's ugly head ever again,with an unchanged policy.



In January 2006, it was rumoured that the Russian state-owned utility company Gazprom was seeking a takeover of Centrica. This created controversy in the media, while the Department for Trade and Industry stated any deal would be subject to "intense scrutiny". Tony Blair announced in April that he would not block any potential deal


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If British Gas was still nationalised, we wouldn't have to worry about this. At the moment, four out the big six energy companies are non-British owned. Not good for our future national security.

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#732798 - 12th Oct 2012 3:05pm Re: British Gas raising prices by 8% tomorrow [Re: Katryn]
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What is owned by Britain nowadays?

I just wonder if all the taxes paid by these companies end up in British coffers or in the parent co country?


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#732799 - 12th Oct 2012 3:06pm Re: British Gas raising prices by 8% tomorrow [Re: Katryn]
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@Ste

The other companys are just as bad. i see npower have now followed suit.
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#732977 - 12th Oct 2012 11:30pm Re: British Gas raising prices by 8% tomorrow [Re: derekdwc]
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Originally Posted By: derekdwc
What is owned by Britain nowadays?

I just wonder if all the taxes paid by these companies end up in British coffers or in the parent co country?


Probably in the parent co. country. As you see, EDF is French State owned. It's all mind boggling! No wonder nothing gets cheaper, too many companies with too many involvements and they all have to make huge profits to keep going.


EDF Energy Customers (trading as EDF Energy) is wholly owned by the French state-owned EDF SA[3] (Électricité de France) and was formed in 2002 following the acquisition and mergers of SEEBOARD Plc (formerly the South Eastern Electricity Board), London Electricity Plc (formerly the London Electricity Board or LEB), SWEB Energy Plc (formerly the South Western Electricity Board) and two coal-fired power stations and a combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power station.

Électricité de France S.A. (EDF; Electricity of France) is the second largest electric utility company in the world. Headquartered in Paris, France, with €65.2 billion in revenues in 2010, EDF operates a diverse portfolio of 120,000+ megawatts of generation capacity in Europe, South America, North America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

EDF is the world's largest producer of electricity.[2] In 2003, it produced 22% of the European Union's electricity, primarily from nuclear power:

nuclear: 74.5%;
hydro-electric: 16.2%;
thermal: 10.2%;
wind power and other renewable sources: 0.1%.
Its 58 active nuclear reactors (in France) are spread out over 20 sites (nuclear power plants). They comprise 34 reactors of 900 MWe, 20 reactors of 1300 MWe, and 4 reactors of 1450 MWe, all PWRs.

N.B. Nearly all these mergers took place between late 1990's and 2010. It looks as if we were sold down the pan...doesn't it??



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#732980 - 13th Oct 2012 12:00am Re: British Gas raising prices by 8% tomorrow [Re: granny]
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Just think of the millions / billions of people who don't have access to gas/electricity and even water around the world.

Although you are all moaning I bet you wouldn't dream of turning your Sky box off when its recording crap like X-Factor though when you're down the Pub?

Think about it before moaning.

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#732994 - 13th Oct 2012 1:03am Re: British Gas raising prices by 8% tomorrow [Re: DJDuck]
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Originally Posted By: DJDuck
Just think of the millions / billions of people who don't have access to gas/electricity and even water around the world.

Although you are all moaning I bet you wouldn't dream of turning your Sky box off when its recording crap like X-Factor though when you're down the Pub?

Think about it before moaning.


Actually, I can't afford Sky, don't watch Xfactor and seldom go to the Pub. So before you have a little rant at me, make sure you know what you are talking about.I am quite aware of all the people around the world who do not have all the commodities that we have in this country, but we are not supporting them in this instance.We will be trying to keep warm over the winter and cook a hot meal. If that's ok with you?
How much did you put into a charity box this week?
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#733010 - 13th Oct 2012 8:07am Re: British Gas raising prices by 8% tomorrow [Re: granny]
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Originally Posted By: granny
Originally Posted By: DJDuck
Just think of the millions / billions of people who don't have access to gas/electricity and even water around the world.

Although you are all moaning I bet you wouldn't dream of turning your Sky box off when its recording crap like X-Factor though when you're down the Pub?

Think about it before moaning.


Actually, I can't afford Sky, don't watch Xfactor and seldom go to the Pub. So before you have a little rant at me, make sure you know what you are talking about.I am quite aware of all the people around the world who do not have all the commodities that we have in this country, but we are not supporting them in this instance.We will be trying to keep warm over the winter and cook a hot meal. If that's ok with you?
How much did you put into a charity box this week?


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