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Regarding British Gas
British Gas is an energy and residence providers in the
United Kingdom. It is the trading name of British Gas Services Limited and also British Gas New
Heating Limited, both subsidiaries of Centrica.
Offering around twelve million homes in the UK, British Gas
is the most significant energy supplier in the country and is taken into consideration among
Huge Six controling the gas
power market in the UK, inning accordance
with the British Gas Wikipedia page.
Background of British Gas
The Gas Light and Coke Company was the very first public utility
business in the world. It was started by Frederick Albert Winsor as
well as incorporated by Royal Charter on 30
April 1812 under the seal of King George III
It continuouslied grow for the next 136 years, broadening into domestic services
whilst soaking up many
smaller sized business including the Aldgate Gas Light and also Coke Company (1819 ), the City of London Gas Light as well as Coke
Firm (1870 ), the Equitable Gas Light
Firm (1871 ), the Great Central Gas Consumer's Company (1870 ), Victoria Docks Gas Business (1871 ), Western
Gas Light Business (1873 ), Imperial Gas Light and also Coke Firm (1876 ), Independent Gas Light
and Coke Business (1876 ), the London
Gas Light Company (1883 ), Richmond Gas Business (1925 ), Brentford Gas Business (1926 ), Pinner Gas Company (1930) and also Southend-on-Sea and also Area Gas Company (1932 )
On 1 Could 1949, the GLCC came to be the huge part of the brand-new North
Thames Gas Board, one of Britain's twelve regional gas board
after the passing of the Gas Act 1948
In the very early 1900s, the gas market in the
United Kingdom was mostly run by county councils and also small
Right now using a flammable gas
(often referred to as "town gas") piped to houses
as a gas was still being marketed to customers, by such
means as the National Gas Congress and
Exhibition in 1913. The gas made use of in
the 19th as well as very early 20th centuries was
coal gas, however in the duration of 1967-- 77, British
residential coal gas supplies were
replaced by gas.
In 1948, Clement Attlee's Work
federal government reshaped the gas market,
generating the Gas Act 1948. The act (on the vesting date
of 1 April 1949) nationalised the gas market in the United
Kingdom as well as 1,062 independently
had and community gas companies were merged
into twelve location gas boards, each a
different body with its own
The twelve gas boards were: Eastern, East Midlands,
Northern, North Eastern, North Thames, North West, Scottish, Southern, South
Eastern, South West, Wales, and West Midlands. Each
location board was divided into
geographical groups or divisions which were commonly additional separated right into smaller districts. These boards simply came to
be referred to as the "gas board", a term still
in some cases used when
referring to British Gas.
the Gas Act established the Gas Council, its constitution was such
that control lay successfully with the
location boards. The council contained a
chair and also replacement chair, both appointed by the priest, and also the chairs of each of the twelve location boards.
The council served as a channel of interaction with the priest;
embarked on labour negotiations; took on
research; as well as acted as spokesperson for the gas industry typically.
The Gas Act 1965 moved the balance of power to the centre: it put the Gas Council on the
same ground as the location boards,
with the powers to borrow approximately ₤ 900
million, to produce or obtain gas as
well as to supply gas wholesale to any kind of location board.
In Could 1968, the Gas Council moved to large new
workplaces at 59 Bryanston Street, Marble Arc, London.
In the very early 1970s, the gas industry was once more reorganized after
the Gas Act 1972 was passed. The act merged all the area boards as well as produced the
British Gas Firm.
From its creation, the corporation was responsible for
development as well as maintenance of the supply of gas to Great Britain, along with
satisfying the reasonable
demand for gas throughout the country. Its leadership,
like that of the location boards, was
assigned and supervised by the Secretary of State for Trade as well as Market until 1974, when those
powers were vested in the recently produced placement of Secretary of State for Energy.
Federal government led by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
presented the Gas Act 1986, in which caused the privatisation of the company,
and also on 8 December 1986, its shares drifted
on the London stock market as British Gas
plc. In the hope of motivating individuals to become
shareholders, the deal was promoted with the "If you see Sid ... Tell him!"
The going public of 135p
each share valued the firm at ₤ 9 billion, the highest possible equity offering ever at the time.
In February 1997, eleven years after it had
been privatised, British Gas demerged to become the entirely different BG Team and also the
Gas Sales as well as Gas Trading, Services and Retail businesses. The Gas Sales as well as Gas Trading and also Services as well as
Retail businesses, along
with the gas manufacturing business of the North as well as South Morecambe gas
fields, were transferred to Centrica, which
remains to have as well as
operate the British Gas retail brand name. British Gas
got Dyno-Rod in October 2004.
British Gas is led by its Taking care
of Director, Mark Hodges, who supervises a service that
offers power and
services to eleven million residences, and also utilizes over 28,000 personnel based throughout the UK. In
Could 2007, British Gas signed a spots bargain which saw 1,000 Volkswagen Caddy vans being supplied to the company, which were fitted with a bespoke racking
system and also a speed limiter, made by Siemens. The offer was renewed in September 2015.
In April 2016, it was revealed that
224,000 domestic clients had actually left the company, citing customers coming to the end of
their fixed offers and then carrying on to other providers as the main factor for this loss.
In the very same month (April 2016)
British Gas likewise announced
they would be shutting a
telephone call centre and workplace in
Oldbury (West Midlands), with a loss of roughly
British Gas Advertising And
Marketing, Sponsorship and also
Advertising and marketing.
British Gas has actually actively been
involved in sports sponsorship,
consisting of a six-year handle
the British swimming team which started in March
2009, and is anticipated to net the team ₤ 15 million and also from 2006 to 2009, it
sponsored the Southern Football Organization of England.
television advertising and marketing has
actually included numerous
high profile people, and in the
very early 1990s, one ad consisted of
Cheryl Tweedy as a kid,
greater than 10 years before the start
of her popular song job.
In November 2012, the Information
Commissioner's Office openly provided British Gas as one of a variety of
firms that it had issues about because of unwanted telephone calls for marketing. The problems
were based upon issues. In
feedback, British Gas claimed
that "We promote the greatest standards when contacting people in their
houses, and also only utilize contact info if
we have reveal permission
to do so.".
In July 2014, regulatory authority Ofgem
got to an arrangement with British Gas for the
firm to pay ₤ 1 million in
settlement to thousands of people,
who had actually been recommended to switch from various other
suppliers to British Gas by British Gas
exaggerated insurance claims. On 20 September
2015, British Gas released an advert, including their
brand-new mascot, Wilbur the Penguin.
Circulation network operators.
British Gas is an energy supplier for houses throughout the
country. The infrastructure (
pipelines) which delivers the gas to
customers is had and also maintained by various other firms. They
do not, however, take care of
the network of towers as well as cables that disperses
electrical energy-- these are preserved by
distribution network drivers (DNOs) which
differ from area to area. If, for instance, there is a power outage it
is needed to
call the ideal DNO rather than the power provider.