Another Theresa May manifesto promise evaporates in a puff of hot air

It’s all about gas. While Theresa May is full of it, she has failed to fulfil a promise to cap energy prices – and now an energy company is hiking its bills.

According to The Independent: “British Gas will hike its prices by an average of 5.5 per cent next month, taking the price of its standard tariff to £1,161 for a typical dual fuel customer.

“The energy firm said the increase was due to rising wholesale and policy costs, and blamed government policy for putting more pressure on customers’ bills.”

The minister for energy and clean growth, Claire Perry, was quoted as saying: “We are disappointed by British Gas’s announcement of an unjustified price rise in its default tariff when customers are already paying more than they need to.

“This is why government is introducing a new price cap by this winter to guarantee that consumers are protected from poor value tariffs and further bring down the £1.4bn a year consumers have been overpaying the Big Six.”

Too little, too late!

If Mrs May had been serious about this, she would have imposed the cap immediately – before energy companies had a chance to give themselves pay rises which even the Tory government has said are “unjustified”.

Therefore, she isn’t.

And we all know it:

We all know what to do about it, too:


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4 thoughts on “Another Theresa May manifesto promise evaporates in a puff of hot air

  1. Stu

    I’m a British Gas customer and I saw the outrage and bluster on the front page of the Daily Heil telling us all to “Switch Immediately”.
    Thing is that Uswitch is owned by the Daily Mail Group of companies – they can go stuff themselves and their conflict of loyalties !

  2. brenna

    Call me an old cynic, but British Gas once a nationalised company, the very name sounds like a nationalised company, putting it’s prices up just before the local elections, dodgy!!!

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