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    1. May 20, 2015

      British coal-fired power plant bows to the inevitable

      Confirmation that one of Britain’s biggest remaining coal-fired power stations will close by next March did not come as a...

    2. April 3, 2015

      Corporate UK braces for the election certainty of uncertainty

      It has been an animated start to the UK general election campaign. This week saw the leaders of seven political parties...

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    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. March 18, 2015

      Corporate cash piles escape Osborne’s gaze

      Phew. The cash piles amassed by UK companies in recent years have once again escaped the government’s attention when it...

    2. February 24, 2015

      SSE accused of failing to pay all staff the minimum wage

      SSE, the UK’s second-biggest energy supplier, has been named and shamed by the government for failing to pay the minimum...

    3. February 23, 2015

      MPs criticise Ofgem for failure over energy network pricing

      The UK’s energy market regulator has been criticised by MPs for failing to keep energy network costs down, thus contributing...

    4. February 18, 2015

      UK watchdog says big energy groups do not enjoy unfair advantage

      Britain’s competition authority has rejected suggestions that the biggest energy suppliers enjoy an unfair advantage by...

    5. February 2, 2015

      Companies debate merits of ‘fair tax’ kitemark

      For the UK’s second-largest energy supplier, tax is not just a cost; it has also become a marketing tool. In SSE’s current...

    6. January 26, 2015

      UK utilities: populist power

      Presents all around! SSE is the latest UK energy company to give a gift to customers — 4.1% lower gas prices from 30 April...

    7. January 26, 2015

      SSE freezes energy bills for 18 months

      SSE on Monday became the fifth of the UK’s big six energy companies to cut household gas prices, but went further than its...

    8. January 13, 2015

      UK utilities: power to the people

      A joke for Labour party leader Ed Miliband: How many electricity regulators does it take to change a lightbulb? Answer: just...

    9. January 12, 2015

      Utilities led by SSE weigh on FTSE 100

      Renewed fears of a dividend cut among utilities resulted in SSE leading the London market lower on Monday. Utilities fell...

    10. January 12, 2015

      Labour price pledge hits UK energy stocks

      Shares in two of the UK’s biggest energy providers fell to the bottom of the FTSE 100 on Monday, after the main opposition...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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,...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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....

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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 &...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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