Search

Beckenham MP asks British Gas chief about prices

British Gas MD Phil Bentley and Beckenham MP Bob Stewart

British Gas MD Phil Bentley and Beckenham MP Bob Stewart

Archant

Beckenham MP Bob Stewart met the chief of British Gas to see what the company was doing to keep down prices for consumers this winter.

Mr Stewart said he was worried that prices were too high and met with Phil Bentley in Westminster last Wednesday.

He said: “Mr Bentley explained that we have substantially used up the gas coming out of the North Sea and now we are reliant on imports meaning we have to pay the market rate which has risen steeply.

“Sadly, he explained, he has to reflect this rise in what he charges customers. He assured me that he had very little choice but to raise prices.

“I could do no more than challenge this as I know the government itself is examining such price rises in detail.

“I asked Mr Bentley how ordinary people could reduce the huge costs of the energy we need to light, cook and heat our homes.

“He told me that British Gas is prepared to provide free loft and cavity insulation and that this has already happened in over 4,000 homes in my constituency.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Bromley Times. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Bromley Times