British Gas to pay 9.5 million pound for customer billing failings - Ofgem
(Reuters) - Centrica-owned British Gas has to pay 9.5 million pounds ($11.9 million) in compensation to customers who faced billing problems after the household energy supplier upgraded its system in 2014, UK energy market regulator Ofgem said on Tuesday. Ofgem said British Gas, Britain's biggest energy supplier, had shown failings in its registrations, complaints handling and billing processes for business customers and over 6,000 new customers had experienced delays registering with the supplier. The 9.5 million pounds comprises payments to affected customers and payments to a charity to help energy customers in need, Ofgem added.
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Roger Federer rolls into all-Swiss Australian Open semi
Roger Federer beat giant-killer Mischa Zverev to become the Australian Open's oldest men's semi-finalist in nearly 40 years on Tuesday, as fellow veteran Venus Williams also rolled back the years. The stylish Swiss made light of the challenge posed by German serve-volleyer Zverev, who stunned top seed Andy Murray in the fourth round, to reach a record-extending 41st Grand Slam semi-final. Federer won 6-1, 7-5, 6-2 in just 92 minutes to set up a last-four clash with his compatriot Stan Wawrinka, who won a bad-tempered quarter-final with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 (7/2), 6-4, 6-3.
Venus Williams, Federer through to semifinals in Australia
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UK government loses Brexit case, must consult Parliament
LONDON (AP) ? Britain's government must get parliamentary approval before starting the process of leaving the European Union, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, potentially delaying Prime Minister Theresa May's plans to trigger negotiations by the end of March.
May must get parliament's approval before triggering Brexit
By Michael Holden and Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May must give parliament a vote before she can formally start Britain's exit from the European Union, the UK Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday, giving lawmakers who oppose her Brexit plans a chance to amend or hinder them. By a majority of eight to three, the Supreme Court decided May could not use executive powers known as "royal prerogative" to invoke Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty and begin two years of divorce talks. "The Supreme Court today rules that the government cannot trigger Article 50 without an act of parliament authorising it to do so," said Supreme Court President David Neuberger.