Fury has erupted over rising energy prices after a report by the industry regulator said the average annual profit made by the biggest energy companies has jumped to £125 per customer—a rise of 700 percent.
According to the Ofgem report, profits had rocketed from the £15 per customer recorded in June. The dramatic rise follows a spate of price hikes.
The companies are British Gas, which trades as Scottish Gas north of the border, E.ON Energy, EDF Energy, Npower, Scottish & Southern Energy and Scottish Power.
In total, they have raked in an estimated £30 billion in profits since 2006 with £8 billion going on dividends.
The energy sector gives generously to the Tories.