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    1. November 24, 2014

      Scottish power plant paid to provide emergency electricity fails output test

      One of the three power stations being paid by National Grid to come online in an emergency this winter has failed a test...

    2. November 12, 2014

      SSE suffers as customers switch energy suppliers

      SSE warned on Wednesday that full-year earnings will be at the lower end of expectations because of competition in the...

    Special Reports

    1. Gas Industry 2013

      Plans to squeeze more value out of reserves are taking shape but not all companies hav...
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    1. September 19, 2014

      ‘Risks remain’ for SSE after referendum

      SSE had been a popular sell on the threat that Scotland would vote for independence. But even with that uncertainty removed,...

    2. September 8, 2014

      Scottish banks lead FTSE lower

      Fears that the Yes camp in the Scottish independence campaign might turn a victory at next week’s poll took its toll on UK...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      July 29, 2014

      Vault face

      Dominic Lipinski/PA England’s Nile Wilson competes on the Vault during the Men’s Artistic Gymnastic’s Team Final and...

    4. July 23, 2014

      Capita tops London leaderboard

      Support services company Capita made the best single gain on a neutral FTSE 100 on Wednesday amid a warm market reception...

    5. June 24, 2014

      Pressure mounts on UK business and politicians to tackle low pay

      Godfrey Lasebikan used to get up every day at 3am to travel from Portsmouth to his job in London, returning home at 10.30pm....

    6. May 30, 2014

      Scottish SSE unit fined over failing to connect customers

      A subsidiary of power group SSE is a pay a £750,000 penalty for failing to promptly connect households and business to...

    7. May 21, 2014

      SSE’s profits rise despite warm winter hitting retail arm

      Warm winter weather and higher wholesale gas prices hit annual profits at the retailing arm of SSE, Britain’s second biggest...

    8. Nick Butler

      April 27, 2014

      Scotland slips away

      Week by week Scotland seems to slip away. The reaction to the fiasco at the CBI demonstrates just how sensitive business is...

    9. April 7, 2014

      UK needs Scotland ‘to keep the lights on’

      The rest of the UK needs Scotland to keep the lights on and electricity bills down, according to a Scottish government...

    10. March 27, 2014

      Ofgem: points needed

      In rugby, you can’t just keep running around. Sometimes you need to try for the points. Consumers and politicians would like...

    11. March 26, 2014

      UK energy market needs a rethink

      Ever since Ed Miliband, the UK opposition leader, promised to freeze energy bills for 20 months at last autumn’s Labour...

    12. March 26, 2014

      L&G’s Wilson trumpets Schumpeter and exits Kansas

      Some chief executives kick off conference speeches with a joke about last night’s football. Not Nigel Wilson of Legal &...

    13. March 26, 2014

      Politicians clash as SSE freezes UK domestic energy prices

      Politicians scrambled on Wednesday to take credit for the decision by the energy supplier SSE to freeze domestic gas and...

    14. March 6, 2014

      Ofgem to investigate electricity distribution networks in wake of storms

      Ofgem is to investigate how Scottish and Southern Energy and UK Power Networks responded to customers during the recent...

    15. February 24, 2014

      Scottish independence: Carbon capture scheme dragged into debate

      A flagship project to combat climate change has been dragged into the Scottish independence debate after the energy...

    16. February 17, 2014

      UK electricity operators hit by Ofgem rate demands

      Ofgem has tightened the screw on electricity distribution companies across England and Wales by demanding they accept lower...

    17. February 9, 2014

      Centrica shares fall as Ed Davey hints at British Gas break-up

      Shares in Centrica fell on Monday on investor concerns over a warning by the UK energy secretary that the group’s subsidiary...

    18. January 23, 2014

      IPOs betoken a healthy stock market, not Tulipmania

      It’s frothy, man. The FTSE 100 is flirting with its historic high and companies are queueing up to float. As many as 25 IPOs...

    19. January 23, 2014

      Price rises push SSE customers to switch energy suppliers

      SSE has paid the price for being the first of Britain’s big six energy companies to raise prices as customers fled to rival...

    20. January 21, 2014

      UK power distribution companies ‘complacent’ in storm response

      MPs accused bosses of the UK’s electricity distribution companies of “utter complacency” in their response to criticism of...

    21. January 15, 2014

      Centrica gets a chill from bill freeze fears

      Could a British Gas bill freeze cost Centrica investors their dividends? Centrica hit a one-year low on a downgrade from...

    22. December 2, 2013

      Long-termism initiative risks stewardship by statute

      Promoting long-term decision-making turns out – appropriately enough – to be a lengthy business. The plans to create an...

    23. December 2, 2013

      UK energy suppliers roll back on price rises

      The UK’s largest energy suppliers have announced a rollback of their planned price increases, honouring a pledge to pass on...

    24. November 29, 2013

      Big six to limit rise in household energy bills in return for reforms

      Most of Britain’s big energy companies will announce within days that household power bills will rise by less than expected...

    25. November 13, 2013

      Barclays blundered when it hired a celebrity box-ticker

      The number of celebrity compliance officers working in the City has just dropped from one to zero. Sir Hector Sants, former...

    26. November 13, 2013

      SSE profits fall 12% on losses at retail arm

      SSE, the first of the UK’s biggest energy suppliers to raise prices this autumn, has blamed a 12 per cent fall in interim...

    27. October 29, 2013

      Ovo chief brightens up interrogation by Commons energy committee

      Ever since Bob Diamond of Barclays crashed and burnt in a technicolour tie, the message has got through: an invitation to...

    28. October 25, 2013

      UK energy utilities: intolerable cruelty

      It is time to stop undermining the investment case for UK energy utilities. In the past few weeks, as they have raised...

    29. Off Message

      October 21, 2013

      The real Big Six - the problems with Britain's energy market

      After the announcement that the UK has struck a deal with EDF to build a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C in...

    30. October 18, 2013

      Week in review, October 19

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Ferrero says it is not for sale after...

    31. FT Data

      October 14, 2013

      Measuring the impact of climate change policies on energy bills

      Government climate change policies will save the typical household £41 in energy bills by 2030 according to figures released...

    32. October 13, 2013

      SSE forecasts carbon tax will cost households £709m in 2015

      SSE, the power supplier at the heart of a storm over fuel prices, says a flagship coalition green policy will add £26 a year...

    33. Westminster Blog

      October 12, 2013

      DECC: climate change policies to add 41 per cent to electricity prices by 2030

      State “energy and climate change” policies – including subsidies for wind farms and nuclear power stations – will add 41 per...

    34. October 11, 2013

      Energy bills start to rise

      SSE has become the first of the “big six” energy giants to raise its prices this year, sparking consumer and political...

    35. October 10, 2013

      SSE boss blames green policies for price rise

      The head of SSE, the power supplier, has called for a complete rethink of government green policies, saying public support...

    36. October 10, 2013

      Ed Miliband accuses UK energy companies of ‘predatory behaviour’

      Ed Miliband meets the FT Ed Miliband said on Thursday that energy companies were guilty of “predatory behaviour” as SSE...

    37. FT Data

      October 10, 2013

      Breaking down the pressures on energy bills

      Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) today announced that its typical dual fuel energy bill will rise in price by 8.2 per cent...

    38. October 10, 2013

      Energy stocks lead London FTSE higher

      Gas and electricity price increases lifted energy providers in London on Thursday, and helped the FTSE 100 to its first gain...

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