British Gas confirms energy price hike

British Gas has confirmed it will be rises its energy prices. Credit: Press Association

British Gas, the country's biggest energy provider, has announced it will increase domestic gas and electricity tariffs by an average of 6% from November 16.

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Osborne urges energy price cut

Chancellor George Osborne has told ITV News that energy companies npower and British Gas should reconsider their price hikes. The comments came after energy supplier npower followed British Gas in raising its prices.