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Centrica plc increases the price of electricity on the British Gas standard tariff but moves to protect its most vulnerable customers

  • Electricity will rise by 12.5% from mid September; gas price to be held at current level, leaving British Gas as one of the cheapest in the dual fuel standard tariff market
  • Average annual dual fuel bill for a typical household on standard tariff to rise by £76 to £1120, an increase of 7.3%
  • British Gas will give a credit to protect more than 200,000 vulnerable customers from the increase
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Case Study: Day in the life of a Smart Energy Expert

  • David White joined Scottish Gas as an apprentice and worked his way up to a role as a Smart Energy Expert
  • He covers one of the largest areas in Scotland – travelling from Brechin to Peterhead
  • He enjoys knowing his job helps customers in his local community to save energy and potentially money
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Children as Young as Five Outsmarting Mum & Dad

  • A new study by British Gas and top psychologist Dr Sam Wass investigates why children interact instinctively with smart home technology
  •  71 per cent of parents say growing up around technology will positively impact children’s chances of success
  • Enter “Generation Smart”: children are becoming key decision-makers on technology in the home
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