Centrica, which owns British Gas, paid Chief Executive Sam Laidlaw �2.1million including pension, perks and shares. British Gas boss Phil Bentley got a �1million package and three other top bosses got �1.4million each.
The first is EDF Energy's venture, of which British Gas-owner Centrica has a 20 per cent stake. EDF runs the existing fleet of nuclear power stations, and is furthest ahead in the race to open a new reactor.
The 340mgw gas-fired electricity plant, on the outskirts of Lynn, will cease production on April 1 with Centrica claiming the cost of burning gas for power was too high at such low-efficiency plants like King's Lynn.