"From ripping off customers to ripping off taxpayers"

From blogs.independent.co.uk| Thu Jan 17 2013, 11:41:35

Electricity bills went up 16 per cent, and gas by 20 per cent after Volker Beckers took over in January 2010 as chief executive of the German-owned Npower, one of the big six energy companies. The company was criticised by the Commons energy committee over its 'excessive' profits. In 2011, they made £313 million. Today, Beckers [...]

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