British Gas, You’re Fired
9 March 2006
Like most British Gas customers, we use them because we always have, and have never troubled ourselves to switch. They are certainly fat and uncompetitive and apparently comfortable with their loyal base of established customers, two of whom are the Monks.
A switch to another energy supplier may not yeald a great cash saving for the Monks, and it is hard to tell since the charges are not exactly transparently understandable, but it seems that by most calculations, British Gas are one of the least competitive gas suppliers. What is more, is that they are traditionally the first to raise prices, and this current energy crisis is the current excuse this time around.
Their smooth ad campaigns talk about how their competitors are putting up there prices, but ignores the fact that the competitors are led in that direction by British Gas.
We have checked out the U-Switch web site and I have no idea if their recommendation that we switch to N-power, is well advised or not, but in any event I am pleased to be able to say at last,....., British Gas, You’re Fired.
And by the way, Powergen, You’re Fired, also.
The sharp end of British Gas, now known also as Centrica plc. This is a link to a chart explaining the structure of British Gas for your information Http://www.bgplc.com/
Here is a link to U-Switch.