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Friday, June 01, 2018

Two million SSE customers to see bills rise by £76 a year

"Big six" energy supplier SSE is increasing prices by an average of £76 a year in a hike affecting more than two million customers.

The price changes - a 5.7% rise for gas and 7.7% for electricity bills - mean a typical dual fuel customer will see an increase of £1.50 each week.

shutterstock_586654919SSE blamed the price hike, which comes into effect on 11 July, on rising wholesale and government policy costs and said it would impact 2.4 million customers.

Households with a pre-payment meter or on fixed-price or vulnerable customer safeguard tariffs are not affected.

The company also announced it will remove its £6 per fuel, per year paperless billing discount when the changes come into effect.

It is the last of the largest energy companies to reveal price changes following a series of hikes announced by rivals British Gas, EDF, Scottish Power and npower, and the scrapping of a customer discount by E.On that will also effectively mean higher bills.

 

Read the full story at Sky News.