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British Gas hits landmark of 1.5 million smart meters in Leicestershire home


1.5 million smart meters have been installed in homes by British Gas – now at a rate of one every minute
The milestone was reached at a home in Whitwick, Leicestershire
British Gas has installed more than 25,000 smart meters in Leicester homes
79% of smart meter customers are now more aware of their energy consumption and 90% are taking steps to reduce their energy use
Bills have reduced on average by around £26 for customers

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Young people in Scotland worry about career prospects


Over two thirds (68%) of young people in Scotland worry they might not find a career
Young women are the most anxious: seven in ten fear they will struggle to secure employment
Young men in Scotland show more confidence, and expect to earn £33,605 before the age of 30
The survey shows young people believe their parents’ generation had it easier
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British Gas makes the connected home a reality with launch of new products


• British Gas today launched its next generation Hive Active Heating™, a range of new app features, and a family of complementary Hive products, cementing its place as the UK’s leading connected home technology provider

• The products make it easy for people to control appliances and lights remotely, and be alerted to motion in their home from the Hive smartphone app

• Today’s launch follows acquisition of internet of things company AlertMe in February
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