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About British Gas

British Gas is an energy as well as house services provider in the

UK. It is the trading name of British Gas Providers Limited as well as British Gas New

Home Heating Limited, both subsidiaries of Centrica.

Offering around twelve million homes in the UK, British Gas

is the most significant power supplier in the country as well as is thought about one of

the

Big 6 controling the gas

and also

power market in the United Kingdom, inning accordance

with the British Gas Wikipedia web page.

History of British Gas

1812-1948

The Gas Light as well as Coke Firm was the initial utility

business in the world. It was started by Frederick Albert Winsor and also incorporated by Royal Charter on 30

April 1812 under the seal of King George III

It continued to thrive for the following 136 years, broadening right into domestic services

whilst absorbing numerous

smaller companies including the Aldgate Gas Light as well as Coke

Firm (1819 ), the City of London Gas Light and Coke

Business (1870 ), the Equitable Gas Light Company (1871 ), the Great Central Gas Consumer's Business (1870 ), Victoria Docks Gas Business (1871 ), Western

Gas Light Business (1873 ), Imperial Gas Light and Coke Business (1876 ), Independent Gas Light

and Coke Firm (1876 ), the London

Gas Light Business (1883 ), Richmond Gas Business (1925 ), Brentford Gas Company (1926 ), Pinner Gas

Business (1930) as well as Southend-on-Sea as

well as District Gas Business (1932 )

On 1 Could 1949, the GLCC became 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

1948-- 1973.

In the very early 1900s, the gas market in the

United Kingdom was primarily run by

region councils and small

exclusive companies. At this time the use of a flammable gas

(often referred to as " community gas") piped to residences

as a fuel was still being marketed to customers, by such

methods as the National Gas Congress as well as

Event in 1913. The gas used in

the 19th and very early 20th centuries was

coal gas, however in the duration of 1967-- 77, British

domestic coal gas supplies were

changed by natural gas.

In 1948, Clement Attlee's Labour

federal government reshaped the gas sector,

generating the Gas Act 1948. The act (on the vesting date

of 1 April 1949) nationalised the gas sector in the United

Kingdom and also 1,062 privately

had and municipal gas companies were merged

into twelve location gas boards, each a separate body with its own management structure.

The twelve gas boards were: Eastern, East Midlands,

Northern, North Eastern, North Thames, North West, Scottish, Southern, South

Eastern, South West, Wales, as well as West Midlands. Each

area board was separated into

geographical teams or divisions which were commonly further



split right into smaller sized

areas. These boards merely ended up being called the "gas board", a term still

in some cases used when

referring to British Gas.

In addition,

the Gas Act established the Gas Council, its constitution was such

that control lay successfully with the

location boards. The council included a

chair and also deputy chair, both assigned by the minister, and also the chairs of each of the twelve area boards.

The council functioned as a

network of interaction with the preacher;

embarked on work arrangements; embarked on

research; and also functioned as representative for the gas industry normally.

The Gas Act 1965 changed the balance of power to the centre: it placed the Gas Council on the

exact same footing as the area boards,

with the powers to borrow approximately ₤ 900

million, to manufacture or get gas and also to provide gas in bulk to any kind of location board.

In May 1968, the Gas Council moved to large new

workplaces at 59 Bryanston Road, Marble Arch, London.

1973-- 1986.

In the early 1970s, the gas market was again restructured after

the Gas Act 1972 was passed. The act combined all the area boards and also created the

British Gas Company.

From its beginning, the firm was accountable for

growth and also maintenance of the supply of gas to Great Britain, in addition to

satisfying the affordable

need for gas throughout the country. Its management,

like that of the location boards, was selected and overseen by the Secretary of State for Profession

and also Market until 1974, when those

powers were vested in the freshly produced position of Secretary of State for Energy.

1986-- 1997.

The Conservative Government led by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

introduced the Gas Act 1986, where resulted

in the privatisation of the business,

as well as on 8 December 1986, its shares drifted

on the London securities market as British Gas

plc. In the hope of motivating people to become

investors, the deal was

marketed with the "If you see Sid ... Inform him!"

project.

The initial public offering of 135p

each share valued the firm at ₤ 9 billion, the highest equity offering ever at the time.

1997-- existing.

In February 1997, eleven years after it had actually

been privatised, British Gas demerged to become the entirely separate BG Team as well as the

Gas Sales and also Gas Trading, Solutions and also Retail businesses. The Gas Sales as well as Gas Trading as

well as Providers and also

Retail companies, along

with the gas manufacturing business of the North as well as South Morecambe gas

fields, were transferred to Centrica, which continues to own and

operate the British Gas retail brand name. British Gas

got Dyno-Rod in October 2004.

British Gas is led by its Handling Supervisor, Mark Hodges, who looks after a service that

supplies power as well as

solutions to eleven million residences, and also uses over 28,000 personnel based throughout the UK. In Might 2007, British Gas signed a site deal which saw 1,000 Volkswagen Caddy vans being

provided to the firm, which were fitted with a bespoke racking

system and also a rate limiter, created by Siemens. The bargain was renewed in September 2015.

In April 2016, it was announced that

224,000 household

consumers had actually left the firm, pointing out consumers coming to the end of

their fixed bargains and then moving on to

various other vendors as the major factor for this loss.

In the very same month (April 2016)

British Gas also announced

they would certainly be shutting a

telephone call centre and also office in

Oldbury (West Midlands), with a loss of around

680 jobs.

British Gas Advertising, Sponsorship and

Advertising and marketing.

British Gas has actually actively been

associated with sporting activities sponsorship,

consisting of a six-year manage

the British swimming group which began in March

2009, and is expected to net the

group ₤ 15 million and also from 2006 to 2009, it

sponsored the Southern Football League of England.

Its extensive

television advertising and marketing has

actually showcased numerous

high profile people, as well as in the

very early 1990s, one advertisement consisted of

Cheryl Tweedy as a toddler, more than 10 years prior to the beginning

of her pop music profession.

In November 2012, the Details

Commissioner's Workplace publicly provided British Gas as one of a number of

firms that it had concerns

concerning as a result of unsolicited phone call for

advertising. The concerns

were based on grievances. In

action, British Gas said

that "We promote the greatest criteria when contacting people in their homes, and also only

make use of call info if

we have express permission

to do so.".

In July 2014, regulator Ofgem

got to an agreement with British Gas for the

company to pay ₤ 1 million in payment to thousands of people,

who had been encouraged to change from other

suppliers to British Gas by British Gas

consultants using

exaggerated insurance claims. On 20 September

2015, British Gas released an advert, including their

brand-new mascot, Wilbur the Penguin.

Distribution network operators.

British Gas is an power distributor for homes across the

nation. The facilities (pipes) which supplies the gas to

customers is owned and also maintained by various other business. They

do not, nevertheless, manage

the network of towers and cables that distributes

electrical energy-- these are preserved by

distribution network operators (DNOs) which

differ from area to area. If, for example, there is a power blackout it

is necessary to get in touch with the appropriate DNO

instead of the power

distributor.

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