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  1. July 31, 2014

    Centrica criticises Ofgem as profits fall

    British Gas owner Centrica has hit out against the energy regulator’s prediction that profit margins in the sector would...

  2. July 29, 2014

    Centrica names BP veteran Conn as chief executive

    Centrica has named Iain Conn, head of BP’s refining division, as its chief executive, one of the most politically sensitive...

  1. July 24, 2014

    BP’s Iain Conn in talks to lead Centrica

    Iain Conn, BP’s head of downstream businesses, has quit the oil major and is holding talks with Centrica about taking over...

  2. July 7, 2014

    Ingenious Media tells celebrity investors they face tax crackdown

    A string of business leaders, sports stars, entertainers and other investors were told on Monday to prepare for tax demands...

  3. July 7, 2014

    HSBC’s HK sell note raises red flags over political bias

    What’s the matter with peace, love and understanding? Plenty in the eyes of HSBC analysts, who downgraded Hong Kong equities...

  4. May 29, 2014

    Centrica lines up replacement for Laidlaw as more executives quit

    Centrica is in advanced talks to appoint Iain Conn, head of refining at BP, as the successor to chief executive Sam Laidlaw,...

  5. May 29, 2014

    Slimmer pay packets may deter replacements

    Filling three key executive posts at Centrica is likely to generate lucrative fees for the headhunters, but potential...

  6. May 29, 2014

    Top bosses walk away from Centrica

    The steady stream of departing executives at Centrica is rapidly turning into a flood, as top bosses tire of their status as...

  7. May 12, 2014

    Centrica starts succession planning for chief Laidlaw

    Centrica told shareholders it had begun planning to replace chief executive Sam Laidlaw, although the owner of British Gas...

  8. May 8, 2014

    Centrica warns of profits fall due to warmer winter

    Centrica warned profits could fall by about a tenth this year, blaming warmer weather and a squeeze on margins at its...

  9. April 11, 2014

    Centrica begins search for Sam Laidlaw’s replacement

    Centrica has set the wheels in motion to find a candidate to fill one of the most politically controversial posts in UK...

  10. March 9, 2014

    Centrica sticks to US earnings target

    Centrica, the owner of British Gas, is sticking with its plan to double its earnings in North America, in spite of the...

  11. FT Alphaville

    February 20, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE God complex *alert*: Izzy explains why thundering valuations and consolidations in the...

  12. February 20, 2014

    Centrica chief Sam Laidlaw says household fuel bills to drop

    Centrica has said household fuel bills for the past months could be as much as 10 per cent lower than normal because of mild...

  13. January 23, 2014

    Gap widens between UK executive pay and results

    Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group have been picked as the worst financial performers in the FTSE 100 index relative to the...

  14. January 7, 2014

    Centrica finance director Nick Luff leaves for Reed Elsevier

    Centrica’s highly regarded finance director has been poached by fellow FTSE 100 group Reed Elsevier, adding to a string of...

  15. November 6, 2013

    Centrica agrees £4.4bn LNG deal with Qatargas

    Centrica, the parent company of British Gas, has signed a £4.4bn gas supply deal with the Gulf state of Qatar, in a move it...

  16. November 4, 2013

    Centrica chief to forgo bonus over energy bills

    The chief executive of Centrica, owner of British Gas, has decided not to take his bonus this year amid public anger about...

  17. October 17, 2013

    British Gas experience will help Phil Bentley at CWC

    While Phil Bentley has no experience in the telecoms industry, his time running British Gas – often taking flak from...

  18. August 11, 2013

    Green energy plan inefficient and expensive, says Centrica chief

    Centrica, the UK’s biggest energy retailer, has launched an attack on a flagship government policy aimed at making houses...

  19. July 31, 2013

    British Gas to offer free power on Saturdays

    Centrica, owner of British Gas, is poised to shake up the UK consumer electricity market by offering free power on Saturdays...

  20. July 30, 2013

    Centrica to buy US oil group unit in $1bn deal

    Centrica is to spend more than $1bn to become the biggest supplier of gas to businesses on the US east coast. The owner of...

  21. April 15, 2013

    Centrica agrees Canadian energy deal

    Centrica, the UK’s leading energy retailer by customer numbers, has agreed to buy a bundle of gas and oil assets in Canada...

  22. March 25, 2013

    Centrica strikes US shale gas deal

    Centrica has struck a 20-year deal to secure supplies from the US as it takes advantage of the boom in shale gas output from...

  23. Nick Butler

    February 28, 2013

    The risks of indecision

    There is absolutely no need for an energy shortage in the UK, but the indecision of policy makers is making serious problems...

  24. February 28, 2013

    EcCentrica

    Company announcements tend to be dull but logical. So you sit up and take notice when you read one that makes little sense....

  25. February 27, 2013

    Centrica raises power cut fears

    Energy supplier Centrica says it will not build any gas plants in the UK for at least four years, reinforcing fears of a...

  26. February 27, 2013

    Centrica profits boosted by cold weather

    A jump in domestic power consumption combined with a growing contribution from its oil and gas production business helped...

  27. February 4, 2013

    Centrica nuclear exit opens door to China

    Centrica announced it would not participate in the construction of nuclear reactors in the UK, clearing the way for Chinese...

  28. January 10, 2013

    Rail fiasco blamed on DfT skills shortage

    The West Coast mainline fiasco was the product of a depleted Department for Transport rather than fundamental problems with...

  29. January 7, 2013

    Slower pace urged on new rail franchises

    Ministers should restrain the pace at which new rail franchises are agreed to prevent a repeat of the West Coast Mainline...

  30. December 18, 2012

    ‘Error’ not to use West Coast advisers

    Spending £1m on financial advisers would almost certainly have avoided the West Coast rail fiasco, according to author of a...

  31. December 6, 2012

    Cuts blamed for West Coast rail fiasco

    Swingeing cuts at the Department for Transport, together with rushed implementation of changes to rail franchising policy,...

  32. December 6, 2012

    Officials reinstated in West Coast fiasco

    Three officials at the Department for Transport who were suspended over the West Coast fiasco have been reinstated, as the...

  33. November 28, 2012

    Ministry delays West Coast report

    The Department for Transport has delayed the publication of an internal report into the West Coast rail fiasco, days before...

  34. November 27, 2012

    Suspended rail official sues DfT

    One of the officials suspended by the Department for Transport over the West Coast main line franchise fiasco has begun...

  35. November 7, 2012

    Transport department cut ‘too fast’

    The West Coast rail line fiasco will come under fresh scrutiny on Wednesday after some Department for Transport staff told...

  36. October 31, 2012

    McLoughlin defends West Coast pricing

    Patrick McLoughlin, the transport secretary, defended the government’s attempt to get the highest price for the West Coast...

  37. October 30, 2012

    Officials accused of frustrating rail inquiry

    The Department for Transport has been accused of frustrating the inquiry into the West Coast fiasco after the man leading it...

  38. October 29, 2012

    West coast report finds damning flaws

    Heavy cuts to staff and budgets compounded by rushed policymaking have left the Department for Transport dysfunctional,...

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