British Gas profits up 98% following freezing winter
If you’re a British Gas customer who felt the pinch during the now-forgotten Big Freeze of last winter, you might be delighted to learn that the money you paid for the extra heating you needed in order to survive has all been counted up and THERE’S LOADS OF IT!
British Gas has announced operating profits of £585 million for the first half of 2010, a rise of 98%. But it’s all ‘nice’ profit though – the company have been at pains to point out that they cut their prices three times in the past year by a total of 17%. Their reasoning is that these cuts attracted scores of new customers who were dazzled by the amazing tariffs on offer.
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Meanwhile, The Daily Mash have got their own take on the plight of British Gas…