British Gas announces £969million profit — almost £900m more than last year

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Energy bills in the UK have risen sharply, and it seems so have energy company's profits (Image credit: Getty Images)

The UK’s largest energy company has been slammed for making almost a billion pounds in profit while householders struggle to afford to keep their homes warm.

British Gas has defended the £969 million profit it made after caps on energy price rises rose, allowing it to make more money from household bills, claiming it is a "one-off" recovery of costs.

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