By Marcus Leach
As of August 18th British Gas will enforce an increase in its domestic gas and electricity bills.
Commenting on British Gas’ announcement Mike Jeram, UNISON’s Head of Business and Environment, said it was a bitter blow.
“Public service workers are in the middle of a pay freeze and the news that energy prices are soaring is another bitter blow," he said.
"Low paid workers across the country are already struggling to put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads with rising inflation adding to household bills.
“Scottish and Southern have already increased prices and it is only a matter of time before other energy suppliers follow.
“The British energy market needs an urgent review and overhaul to ensure that it starts acting in the interest of consumers. The Government needs to get a grip and make sure the country invests urgently in renewable energy to become more self-sufficient.”
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