Posted by Gareth Icke Posted on 7 February 2020

Choice between being cold or going hungry – British Gas under mounting pressure to reverse decision to increase minimum meter top-up from £1 to £5

‘Pressure is mounting on British Gas to reverse its decision to increase the minimum top-up for fuel payments from £1 to £5 over fears it could leave the poorest prepayment meter customers to choose between hot water and food.

A petition calling for the energy giant’s minimum top-up rate to be completely removed has received 74,000 signatures (correct at the time of publishing).

Labour MP Preet Kaur Gill, who launched the petition, said British Gas’s change in policy would hit low-income households the worst, and called it “the height of social irresponsibility”‘

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