"I won"t let gas firms hike prices": Energy Minister warns power chiefs they should not uses cold snap as excuse to increase fuel bills

'I won't let gas firms hike prices': Energy Minister warns power chiefs they should not uses cold snap as excuse to increase fuel bills By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:01 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 12:04 GMT, 24 March 2013 Energy Minister John Hayes warned power chiefs should not use the cold snap and shortage of gas reserves as an excuse to increase fuel bills 'Ruthless' power chiefs should not use the cold snap and shortage of gas reserves as an excuse to increase fuel bills, the Energy Minister warned last night.

How much will your annual rail fare be next year? Rail firms reveal full extent of huge increases faced by commuters

How much will your annual rail fare be next year Rail firms reveal full extent of huge increases faced by commuters From New Year onwards passengers will face fare rises of up to 10 per centHike on average will be 3.9 per cent according to figures released todayRail companies accused of trying to 'bury bad news' as they sneaked out the details of fare rises under cover of Virgin franchise fiasco | UPDATED: 02:06 GMT, 7 December 2012 Rail firms were accused last night of trying to ‘bury bad news’ by releasing details of big fare rises under cover of the Virgin franchise fiasco. The Association of Train Operating Companies has finally confirmed the extent of the hikes that will take effect next month