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  1. February 28, 2014

    Big six energy companies told to hand back customers’ cash

    The UK’s big six energy suppliers have to been told to redouble their efforts to hand back more than £400m owed to domestic...

  2. February 26, 2014

    Energy regulator Ofgem forces trading rules on ‘big six’ suppliers

    The UK energy regulator will next month force the “big six” suppliers to trade wholesale power twice daily in an attempt to...

  1. February 19, 2014

    Iberdrola chief ‘shocked’ by Davey’s political interference

    The head of Iberdrola, owner of Scottish Power, has sharply criticised the UK coalition government for “interfering” in the...

  2. February 10, 2014

    Scottish Power eyes hydroelectric expansion

    Scottish Power, the Spanish-owned energy group, is to consider a major expansion of “pumped storage” hydroelectric power in...

  3. October 30, 2013

    Labour intensifies attack on UK energy prices

    Labour kept up the pressure on the government over rising energy bills with a new party political broadcast on Wednesday...

  4. FT Alphaville

    October 28, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: “Asian stocks rose, with the regional equities gauge rebounding from last week’s decline, after weaker than...

  5. October 27, 2013

    Labour ramps up attack against Big Six over power bills

    Energy companies have come under attack after the Financial Times revealed they had increased bills much faster than...

  6. October 27, 2013

    Big six energy groups dispute Ofgem analysis of wholesale prices

    Britain’s biggest electricity providers show remarkable unanimity on what is the main driver of rising energy bills: the...

  7. October 24, 2013

    Scottish Power becomes fourth big utility to raise UK bills

    Scottish Power on Thursday became the latest UK energy company to raise its prices, adding 8.6% or £113 to the bills of dual...

  8. October 22, 2013

    Scottish Power agrees to pay out £8.5m for misleading consumers

    Scottish Power has agreed to pay out £8.5m after an investigation by the UK energy regulator found the company had misled...

  9. September 6, 2013

    Green light for Welsh hydroelectric power station

    Britain is not known as a big producer of hydroelectricity but the go-ahead this week for a £100m scheme in the Welsh...

  10. May 1, 2013

    Weir Group chairman confirms speculation about resignation plans

    The chairman of Weir Group has confirmed recent speculation of his departure at the year-end, as the FTSE 100 engineer...

  11. April 21, 2013

    The Week Ahead: April 22 – April 28

    Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

  12. April 17, 2013

    Scottish Power to recruit 2,500 people

    ScottishPower has announced plans to recruit 2,500 people for network engineering jobs over the next decade as it labours...

  13. April 2, 2013

    Ed Davey considers changes to UK energy bill

    Ed Davey, the energy secretary, is looking at making changes to proposed industry reforms, amid claims they will entrench...

  14. February 26, 2013

    Iberdrola sells Polish unit for €203m

    Iberdrola has sold a majority stake in its Polish unit as the Spanish power utility moves closer towards completing a €2bn...

  15. February 20, 2013

    Interview 2: From music to business

    Ian Stockley has no doubts about the role performing arts can play in building a child’s confidence. He recalls being 10...

  16. February 17, 2013

    Iberdrola defends £890m UK unit dividend

    Iberdrola, the owner of Scottish Power, has defended its decision to take an £890m dividend from the UK business, calling...

  17. February 14, 2013

    Spanish woes weigh on Iberdrola

    Iberdrola launched a share buyback programme as it reported that net profits in its home Spanish market have fallen back to...

  18. January 15, 2013

    Inflation flat despite rising energy bills

    UK inflation remained at 2.7 per cent for the third month in a row in December, with the rise in gas and electricity bills...

  19. January 14, 2013

    MPs point to loss of carbon contest funds

    MPs have attacked the coalition for setting aside just £200m for carbon capture and storage in the current parliament while...

  20. January 13, 2013

    Iberdrola rethink on Scottish Power sale

    Iberdrola has scrapped a plan to auction off part of its Scottish Power division after the Spanish group decided it had made...

  21. December 10, 2012

    Eon unveils new year price rise

    Eon has become the last of the “big six” UK energy suppliers to announce price increases after confirming it would be...

  22. November 11, 2012

    Gears start to grind more slowly for Weir

    Keith Cochrane’s timing was excellent. Since his decision to join Weir Group in 2006, the company has capitalised on the...

  23. November 6, 2012

    Dash for gas stumbles on policy doubts

    Gas-fired power stations that could generate more than a quarter of Britain’s electricity requirements are being held up by...

  24. October 24, 2012

    Iberdrola attacks Cameron’s fuel tariff plan

    Iberdrola, the Spanish utility which owns Scottish Power, criticised Downing Street’s plan to force energy companies to put...

  25. October 15, 2012

    Scottish Power raises energy prices

    Scottish Power has become the latest of Britain’s “big six” utilities to increase its gas and electricity prices, adding to...

  26. October 10, 2012

    Scotland – SNP 500

    It is time to crack open the scotch and dust off the Braveheart DVD. The Scottish National Party and the British government...

  27. FT Alphaville

    October 1, 2012

    Weekend news catch-up

    Weekend headlines from the FT and other UK media:* From The FT, -       RBS’ insurance arm Direct Line is set to miss out on...

  28. September 28, 2012

    Iberdrola weighs Scottish Power options

    Iberdrola, the Spanish power utility, is considering selling a minority stake in its UK-regulated power business to help...

  29. September 20, 2012

    Iberdrola must embrace global governance

    Governments, when they chase glory abroad, sometimes do so in order to silence domestic critics. Companies, by contrast,...

  30. August 22, 2012

    Energy supplier announces 9% price rise

    SSE, a “big six” energy supplier, announced on Wednesday that it was increasing electricity and gas prices 9 per cent from...

  31. July 17, 2012

    Energy group hits at delay

    One of the UK’s biggest energy companies has criticised the government for delaying a closely watched announcement on wind...

  32. June 15, 2012

    Sage names Brydon as non-exec chairman

    Sage Group has appointed Donald Brydon, the City veteran who heads the board of Royal Mail, as new non-executive chairman of...

  33. April 26, 2012

    Simon Lowth, interim CEO AstraZeneca

    Simon Lowth’s appointment as interim chief executive of AstraZeneca puts him in a strong position as the long-term successor...

  34. April 3, 2012

    UK opens carbon capture contest

    The UK has launched its second £1bn competition in five years to find a company that can come up with a workable scheme to...

  35. March 16, 2012

    Whitehall blamed for failed emissions project

    A series of failures in Whitehall led to last year’s collapse of a £1bn project that was supposed to make Britain a world...

  36. March 15, 2012

    Working in Insurance: Future leaders ‘less likely to be outsiders’

    From west African politics to Scottish utilities, the insurance industry’s current crop of top managers have a wide range of...

  37. February 23, 2012

    Iberdrola warns on profit as demand falls

    Iberdrola, Spain’s largest utility by value, issued a profit warning after a sharp fall in demand for power in Spain and the...

  38. February 16, 2012

    Scotland-England subsea power link planned

    Plans for the first subsea electricity link between Scotland and England have been given the green light, underlining the...

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