Time to take a stand.....

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yesterdays papers were detailing British Gas wasting £250,000 on a work knees up. Additionally both Centrica and British Gas have made obscene amounts of profit yet still feel the need to increase the cost of gas and electricity........well, time to make a stand me thinks. We should all boycott Centrica and British Gas and move to an alternate supplier......Martin, perhaps you could approach some of the other providers and strike a deal that if you get x amount of customers to switch they will guarantee a fixed and discounted price??
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  • gazza975526570
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    yesterdays papers were detailing British Gas wasting £250,000 on a work knees up. Additionally both Centrica and British Gas have made obscene amounts of profit yet still feel the need to increase the cost of gas and electricity........well, time to make a stand me thinks. We should all boycott Centrica and British Gas and move to an alternate supplier......Martin, perhaps you could approach some of the other providers and strike a deal that if you get x amount of customers to switch they will guarantee a fixed and discounted price??

    Your ommiting to metion that all the other suppliers will raise theirs - if you boycott them too you will be cold and hungry.
    Im sorry it just wont work
  • Losingthewilltolive_2
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    Have to disagree here. If we just roll over and take it then they will continue to raise their prices. If Martin strikes a deal with some of the other companies and they are guaranteed additional customers then they will accept. It will send out a message to all the energy companies that says enough is enough.
  • kjsmith7
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    Centrica made nearly £1 billion, but that's due to all the other companies it owns. British Gas made £144 million - according to The Sun, the paper in which the article in question comes from - TINY compared to other big companies like Tesco, etc. I do agree that "parties" like that shouldn't be held, however.
  • Tracyk_2
    Tracyk_2 Posts: 345 Forumite
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    Maybe we need EasyGas or Ryangas??
  • thor
    thor Posts: 5,484 Forumite
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    Your ommiting to metion that all the other suppliers will raise theirs - if you boycott them too you will be cold and hungry.
    Im sorry it just wont work
    It is a cartel. 2 weeks ago edf, last week bg and I predict another one this week will put up their rates. They are taking it in turns. Another example of how market forces are working to the benefit of consumers. And before anyone mentions that wholesale increases are causing prices to go up, that is true but how come none of these companies are willing to take a hit on profits to attract customers?
    It is time to take back the utilities into public ownership if they can't provide value for money.
  • Cardew
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    It is so convenient to blame the Utility companes for high prices, and ignore that FACT it is world energy prices that are the cause.

    The petrol/diesel we buy has gone up - so let us not buy from BP/Esso/Shell etc - same logic!

    Energy prices have gone up all over the world!!!
  • greenbee
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    The recent House of Commons report says they can't find any evidence of collusion.

    http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200708/cmselect/cmberr/293/293i.pdf

    The Ofgem report is due soon, so we'll see what they have to say. But as Cardew rightly points out, energy prices have gone up all over the world - it's not just us.
  • bristolleedsfan
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    Tracyk wrote: »
    Maybe we need EasyGas or Ryangas??


    Or Virgingas. :laugh:
  • QTC
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    thor wrote: »
    It is a cartel. 2 weeks ago edf, last week bg and I predict another one this week will put up their rates. They are taking it in turns. Another example of how market forces are working to the benefit of consumers. And before anyone mentions that wholesale increases are causing prices to go up, that is true but how come none of these companies are willing to take a hit on profits to attract customers?
    It is time to take back the utilities into public ownership if they can't provide value for money.

    Absolutely. Whatever they say, these companies put the interests of their shareholders before anything else. Utilities should never have been sold off in the first place.
  • gazza975526570
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    Course they do - they are a business not charity
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