Britain’s biggest energy supplier British Gas is to offer households free power on Saturdays or Sundays as it attempts to halt an exodus of customers to cheaper rivals. The Telegraph understands the energy giant is preparing a national campaign to launch the so-called FreeTime tariff this summer, in the hope of retaining customers and persuading them to let it install smart energy meters in their homes. The deal would see households offered “free electricity” between 9am and 5pm on either Saturday or Sunday, using smart meters to monitor their usage in real-time. But consumer experts warned that the eye-catching deal, which British Gas first mooted in 2013 and has been trialling at a small scale since, could still work out significantly more expensive than the best value tariffs in the market.
Telegraph 13th May 2016 read more »