BRITISH Gas has raised electicity prices by 12.5 per cent then immediately frozen them, as a favour to their customers.
The energy provider, which froze prices for six months in February, has promised households that prices will remain frozen apart from twice-yearly scheduled thaws when they will sharply increase.
A British Gas spokesman said: “They’re completely frozen. Look at that. Rock solid. They won’t be going anywhere for at least another three months.
“Obviously they can’t stay frozen forever, but our pledge to our customers is that whenever prices are not immediately rising, they will remain the same.
“You won’t get an offer like that anywhere else in the market. Why not try our new lifetime contract?”
Customer Helen Archer said: “I like how they vary it between gas and electricity going up. I like to imagine them having a little race.”