ScottishPower raises prices

ScottishPower is to raise the average prices of their duel fuel bills by 8.6%, gas by 8.5% and electricity up 9%.

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Scottish Power 'unable to shield customers' from costs

Scottish Power said it was forced to raise bills because it "can no longer continue to shield our customers" from cost increases.

Scottish Power said it was forced to raise bills because it "can no longer continue to shield our customers" from cost increases.
Scottish Power said it was forced to raise bills because it "can no longer continue to shield our customers" from cost increases. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Neil Clitheroe, Scottish Power's chief executive for Energy Retail & Generation, said the company's costs have risen across the board for buying gas and electricity, supplying it to homes and dealing with customers.

"I find it very difficult having to increase our prices," Clitheroe said. "Each of these costs have been rising over the course of this year, and we have now reached a point where we can no longer continue to shield our customers from these increases."