Citizens Advice responds to British Gas owner Centrica’s warning of higher gas costs
11 May 2012
Gillian Guy, Chief Executive at national charity Citizens Advice said: “The prospect of further rises in fuel bills will be a huge worry for many people who are already struggling to cope with last year’s increases.
“Many household budgets are at breaking point and we urge British Gas to think about its customers and the extra pressure any rise will put on their finances. Energy companies need to keep prices as low as possible to avoid more people being pushed into fuel poverty or debt. "
Anyone who is struggling with their fuel bills can get advice from their local Citizens Advice Bureaux or visit www.adviceguide.org.uk
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