Npower"s profits surge 25% to 390m just months after it imposes huge price rises

Npower's profits surge 25% to 390m just months after it imposes huge price rises
German-owned company saw profits soar by 77million from 313millionIncreased gas tariffs by 8.8% in November and electricity by 9.1%The company's price rises pushed the average bill up by 108 to 1,352Bosses blamed government policy, including green energy plans, for risesMP on Commons energy select committee described profits as 'despicable'

, taking its total up to 606million. Profits at parent company Centrica rose 14 per cent to 2.7billion.

Britain’s six biggest power firms insist they must make strong profits to finance 150billion of spending on rebuilding Britain’s energy supply.