British Gas predicts 100 pound drop in gas and electricity bills
The warmer weather experienced across the UK this autumn, coupled with enhanced energy efficiency measures, will help drive down energy bills by up to 100 pounds, British Gas has recently suggested.
British Gas parent company Centrica has argued that, with warmer than normal temperatures in the year to date in the UK, compared to colder than normal temperatures in 2013, average residential gas consumption for the first ten months of 2014 was 21% lower than for the same period last year, with average electricity consumption 7% lower. As a result, we expect the average British Gas residential dual fuel bill to be around £100 lower in 2014 than in 2013.
The company also suggested that the number of residential energy accounts on supply has fallen by 50,000 since the end of June 2014 and now stands at just over 15.0 million. Nevertheless, the group returned to account growth in recent weeks following the launch of our competitively priced Sainsbury’s Energy tariff in September.
Full year adjusted earnings per share in 2014 are now expected to be in the range 19-20p, compared to a range of 21-22p at the time of our Interim results. This change reflects mild UK weather in the second half of the year to date, trading conditions for British Gas Services, and the impact of boiler spine inspections at the Heysham 1 and Hartlepool nuclear power stations.
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