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Centrica boss forgoes his bonus

The head of Centrica, which owns British Gas, has decided not to take his bonus this year. Sam Laidlaw admitted they the industry needed to rebuild consumers' trust in the energy sector, which is at an "all time low".

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  1. Laura Kuenssberg

Are energy firms about to follow the example of banks?

Are energy companies about to follow where banks went before?

This lunchtime, the boss of the biggest of the big 6, Centrica, told me that he had decided not to take a bonus this year.

The head of Centrica, Sam Laidlaw, has decided not to take his bonus this year. Credit: PA Wire

It's important to remember the firm's board won't have made that decision yet anyway, but he is removing himself from even being considered for one.

High pay for bankers certainly met with massive public anger during the worst of the financial crisis.

But it will be interesting to see if Laidlaw's decision makes much difference to anxiety over bills, and whether the bosses of other energy companies follow.

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