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And in a sign of economic hardship caused by the energy crisis, British Gas is taking on hundreds more staff to deal with the sharp rise in the number of distressed customers who are struggling to cope with soaring bills.
“Customers are very concerned about rising energy costs and we want to help them as much as we can.”
“We are seeing real food poverty tor the first time in a generation”