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British Gas profits up 11%

British Gas has announced its profits are up 11% from last year to £606m. Its owner Centrica, which also owns Scottish Gas, has announced its annual operating profits are up 14%.

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  1. Alex Forrest

No 10: Govt and energy industry should help families

Asked about the profits of the British Gas owner Centrica rising by 11%, the Prime Minister's spokesman said:

What consumers and the industry expect is that the Government and the regulator should be working together to help families.

That's what we are doing and that's why the Energy Bill will enshrine in law the PM's desire that consumers get the best tariffs.

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