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Are gas companies ripping us off without our knowledge?If you've bought your gas on a rolling contract then watch out.
According to the Daily Telegraph, energy companies including British Gas, EDF Energy and Scottish Power have been rolling over expired fixed term energy contracts into new ones without getting permission from their customers.
These new contracts have a new notice period.
The clock effectively gets turned back to day 1.
This means that when customers want to switch to another energy provider they get stung with penalty payments. Gas contract termination fees can sometimes be more than £50.
So if you get an email about your gas, then don't ignore it. You may have only a month before you find you are locked into a brand new home energy contract that you didn't want in the first place.
You can read more about the story at at the Daily Telegraph website.
20 per cent of rogue gas maintenance is "dangerous"According to The Gas Safe Register one in five jobs done by unauthorised gas fitters is dangerous.
And they reckon that over a quarter of a million illegal gas maintenance jobs are carried out each year.
Read more about gas fitters who are not on the Gas Safe Register.
Pub chain had hundreds of potentially unsafe gas appliancesThe inquest into the death of Bootle pub landlord Paul Lee found that pub chain Enterprise Inns failed to maintain gas appliances in over 400 of its pubs.
Read more about this tragic gas safety story.