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British Gas to axe 300 staff and move work abroad
... a lot is already outsourced to India. British Gas said: “If we are going to remain competitive, we need to reduce our costs.
Last-minute ISAs: Answers to your top 10 questions
Why Centrica PLC, Antofagasta plc And Royal Dutch Shell Plc All Offer Terrible Value · Sales slide but Wood keeps to big divi promise · Gulf Keystone Petroleum Limited vs Nostrum Oil & Gas PLC vs Ophir Energy Plc: Which Will Post Stellar Returns?
The EIS - a truly British investment
If one was to create a rallying cry for the Enterprise Investment Scheme it would be: "Investors! Back Britain's small business!
High gas prices hasten UK energy crunch
Centrica, the owner of British Gas, recently proposed closing two of its CCGT plants. Volcker Beckers, chief executive of RWE Npower, said the energy market needs regulatory reform but cautioned: “Both customers and investors need far greater clarity.
Why internships and placements are a popular route to employment
This is borne out by evidence from companies such as Centrica whose 10-week summer internship scheme for predominantly penultimate year students has grown from 11 places in 2006 to 75 in 2010.
Utility buyout loses power in shale gas revolution
The world's largest private equity deal was born of overconfidence and a plentiful supply of easy money. But at its heart the $45bn leveraged buyout of TXU has soured for a very simple reason, the price of gas went down, instead of up.
Power to the people: EDF 'fined' record �4.5m over energy misselling
The French-owned energy giant was caught giving dodgy information over the phone and door-to-door as it tried to sign customers. The penalty from watchdog Ofgem followed a trawl through EDF's records.
45 Years Of Rising Dividends
Want a rising income? Look no further than Britain's investment trust sector, where a spate of recent results has seen dividend levels increased yet again.
5 Giants Set To Conquer Africa
The case for investing in emerging markets has become a compelling one in recent years. While the developed world wrestles with debt and anaemic economic growth, emerging markets power ahead.
Never Fall In Love With A Fund Manager
Most of us have a favourite fund manager. Someone we trust to deliver the goods, year after year. Someone who justifies those higher fund charges.