British Gas freezes standard tariff prices

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Energy giant British Gas has announced a price freeze for more than six million customers on standard tariffs over the winter.

The UK's biggest energy supplier will keep its gas and electricity standard variable tariffs on hold until at least March.

British Gas said it would provide "peace of mind" for standard variable customers.

The move follows SSE's price freeze last month until at least April and comes amid pressure on energy firms to treat loyal customers fairly, while a report recently accused Britain's Big Six suppliers of overcharging families and making six times the profit they admit to publicly.