Submitted on Sunday 21st August 2011
Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017
Current status: Rejected
Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)
Not for profit supply of Essential Services - Water, Gas and Electricity
Despite the state of our economy essential services companies (gas, electricity, water) continue to report huge profits yet are set to increase prices on average 26% in 2011. Given the accepted volatility of prices now is the time for the government to examine the success, or not, of the decision to privatise these industries. There is a need to question how these industries can best serve the many millions of households who now realise that these Companies are putting the needs of shareholders above that of their customers.
We don’t need a competitive environment for essential services, it is the need to make massive profits and please the shareholder that drives the need for competition.
2011 figures: Price increase - energy 26%, water 4.6%. 2.49 million people out of work. 2.5% average salary increase. Average annual household income £ 30,000.00. I in 5 households live in fuel poverty.
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