Thursday, July 31, 2008

Today's sick joke

Today's sick joke, originally uploaded by Teacher Dude's BBQ.

"The lowest gas price of any major supplier is arriving."

British Gas

For those of you outside the UK or recently woken from a coma, British Gas has decided to raise prices by anything up to 44% as of today.

Whilst pleading poverty the company posted record profits of over £1,000,000,000. Centrica, which owns British Gas, boasted in their last annual report that basic earnings per share have risen from 18 pence per share in 2005 to nearly 37 pence in 2007.

This will come as a crumb of comfort to the 500,000 people who will be plunged into fuel poverty as a result of the rise in bills.

1 comment:

Dot.Hakers said...

Well, not only that but BG had a full back page ad on some newspaper yesterday informing new and existing customers that they could "freeze" their bills (i.e. no price rises) until 2011... Just after that 35% (or 44%, dunno) price increase..! Isn't it ironic..?!