Friday, November 12, 2010
The joys of privatisation: British Gas hikes gas and electricity prices by 7%
From the Daily Mail:
Around eight million households face punishing utility bill hikes after Britain's biggest energy supplier raised tariffs just before winter.
British Gas will push up prices by 7 per cent from December 10, which will amount to an increase of £1.50 on the average weekly dual-fuel bill.
Half a million public sector job losses. VAT hiked to 20% from January. Privatised rail fares- already the most expensive in Europe- set to soar in the New Year.
Massive cuts in government spending. And now big rises in gas and electricity prices just before Christmas.
It’s going to be a long, tough, winter.
But not for everyone.
Isn't neoliberalism wonderful!