Centrica puts lid on price rises

AOL Money Staff

British Gas
British Gas

British Gas owner Centrica has said that it made so much money from hard-pressed householders during the prolonged freeze at the start of the year that it is putting a lid on further price rises for the time being.

The energy giant cashed in after raising its prices by 6% in December, just before the start of the harsh weather, a period that saw customers increase gas consumption by nearly a fifth compared with last year.