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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.


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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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