British Gas price freeze offer ‘kicks can down the road’

A move by British Gas to offer its standard variable tariff (SVT) customers a price freeze over winter could lead to affordability issues surfacing at a later period, an industry expert has warned. Rik Smith was speaking to Utility Week following the announcement that the supplier’s SVT customers would be given the option to freeze their direct debits at the current rate, despite the forthcoming price cap increase.

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