Fleeced by gas company

BRITISH Gas has reported a higher than expected profit for 2012, saying this is due to customers using more gas during the cold weather.

This, however, did not stop this company from raising its price in November – profiteering at the expense of the fuel vulnerable.

Would Gazette readers agree that a price for gas and electric should be set, prior to the winter months, based on income and ability to pay?

David Cameron was right when he said utility companies should put customers on the lowest possible tariffs without exploiting any new legislation, so I think prices and any future fuel rises should be set by an independent adjudicator, reflecting the economic times.

Otherwise, as always, customers will continue to be the ‘golden fleeced’, of the scrupulous profiteers.

Paul Haynes,

Wye Road,