Unison has attacked UK energy companies for raising prices, as British Gas owner Centrica imposes a 6% rise in energy bills today, ahead of an expected announcement of £1.4 billion profits.
The billion pound profits of energy companies, announced at the same time as massive price hikes for their customers, are an insult to the many families who are struggling to get by as winter takes hold. “In this time of austerity, it is only right that we ask big companies to contribute more out of their profits.
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