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    1. Fast FT

      July 28, 2016

      Shell, SSE among biggest FTSE 100 fallers

      In a bumper day for corporate earnings in Europe, Royal Dutch Shell is coming off badly with its “A” and “B” shares...

    2. Fast FT

      July 21, 2016

      SSE aims for growth as customer losses slow

      SSE, the UK energy company, says it is still aiming for a return to growth this year, despite losing 50,000 customers...

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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. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      SSE to press ahead with Moray Firth wind farm

      A group of investors will press ahead with the construction of a £2.6bn offshore wind farm in the Moray Firth, off the...

    2. May 18, 2016

      SSE profit margin rises despite fall in customer numbers

      SSE, one of Britain’s biggest energy companies, has reported its highest profit margin from supplying customers for at...

    3. MBA blog

      April 27, 2016

      An entrepreneur begins to slowly emerge

      There are several ways at Durham that future founders can foster skills while exploring their own potential. The...

    4. March 31, 2016

      Coal-fired power station wins reprieve with new government subsidies

      One of Britain’s biggest coal-fired power stations has been given a last-minute reprieve thanks to a new service...

    5. Fast FT

      March 24, 2016

      SSE highlights EU benefits and Brexit dangers

      Utility giant SSE has highlighted the benefits membership of the European Union provides to the UK energy market and...

    6. March 21, 2016

      Natural gas prices — vaporised

      If you think the crude oil industry has had a tough 18 months or so, consider US natural gas. The benchmark Henry Hub...

    7. March 10, 2016

      UK energy: spam, what spam?

      Roger Witcomb, chair of the Competition and Markets Authority, wants to be clear. He does not intend UK households to...

    8. March 2, 2016

      Energy suppliers forced to open customer databases to rivals

      Energy suppliers will be forced to open up their customer databases so that rivals can write to offer better deals,...

    9. January 29, 2016

      SSE: scrip and save

      SSE, the UK power utility, announced this week that it is “putting pounds back into the pockets of our customers” by...

    10. Fast FT

      January 28, 2016

      SSE follows Eon with cut to UK gas bills

      SSE has become the second of the “big six” UK energy suppliers to cut its gas price this winter, lowering its standard...

    11. January 5, 2016

      Scottish and Southern Energy chief hits at competition watchdog

      The boss of one of Britain’s biggest energy companies has hit out at the UK’s competition watchdog over its claim that...

    12. MBA blog

      November 23, 2015

      Mastering boardroom impact through simulation

      MBAs hope to graduate with a number of skills – leadership, finance and accounting expertise, stakeholder management,...

    13. November 11, 2015

      BHP hits 7-year low on dividend cut fears

      Speculation about a dividend cut helped drag BHP Billiton to a seven-year low on Wednesday. Since the collapse last...

    14. September 21, 2015

      Limits on energy prices cap urged by minister’s leading adviser

      One of the government’s most senior energy advisers called for a cap on energy prices to be strictly limited when he...

    15. July 29, 2015

      Total sells stake in North Sea gasfield to SSE in $900m deal

      French energy group Total is to sell a stake in one of the UK’s most promising natural gasfields to SSE, the British...

    16. July 7, 2015

      PM ‘to consider’ temporary cap on high UK energy bills

      David Cameron is “prepared to consider” a temporary cap on the most expensive energy bills, after Britain’s competition...

    17. July 7, 2015

      UK energy suppliers: no shock

      In economics, perfect competition eliminates profit and the incentive for investment disappears. The reverse, one...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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:...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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