Why people are angry with the Big Six energy firms in one handy chart

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British Gas today announced losses for the first six months of the year owing to the warm weather witnessed across the country.

But before you get teary-eyed, take a look at the following chart, which details profit forecasts for the Bix Six energy firms over the next 12 months.


The Big Six energy companies will double the profits they earn from each customer in the next year - up from £53 per customer to £106 - according to official estimates.

These figures have strengthened accusations that the Big Six are taking advantage of households struggling to heat their homes.

Who are the big six?

  • British Gas

  • EDF

  • E.ON

  • npower

  • Scottish Power

  • SSE

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