Energy companies accused of keeping money owed to previous customers

Britain's largest energy companies have been accused of stockpiling billions of pounds worth of customers' money not owed to them.

British Gas has recently admitted that it has kept hold of the money of customers who are in credit, even after they switched to another supplier. According to, it's believed that other companies could be doing the same.

The news could cause outrage amongst customers who may be struggling to make ends meet as a result of recently announced increases in their energy bills.

Energy minister Greg Barker has promised to investigate the accusations and assured Brits that the government will do everything in their power to force the companies to pay back the money to customers.

Speaking to, he said: “Customers will