British Gas in £5.6m contracts fine

Sinead Moore
File photo dated 14/10/2013 of of the British Gas logo. The energy giant has been ordered to pay �5.6 million in compensation and fines for blocking business from switching suppliers and failing to tell others their contracts were ending.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday April 10, 2014. See PA story CITY Gas. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
File photo dated 14/10/2013 of of the British Gas logo. The energy giant has been ordered to pay �5.6 million in compensation and fines for blocking business from switching suppliers and failing to tell others their contracts were ending. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday April 10, 2014. See PA story CITY Gas. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%Energy giant British Gas has been ordered to pay £5.6 million in compensation and fines for blocking business from switching suppliers and failing to tell others their contracts were ending, Ofgem said.

The company, one of the Big Six suppliers, had already paid £1.3 million to affected customers and will pay a further £3.45 million into an energy efficiency fund, plus an £800,000 penalty, the energy regulator said.