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Energy bills to go up by 9%

Britain's second largest energy firm SSE has said it will increase gas and elecricity tariffs by an average of 9% in October. It is blaming price increases in wholesale markets, as well as rising costs of using the National Grid network.

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Calls for Government to reform energy market

Richard Lloyd, executive director of Which?, called on the Government to reform the energy market ahead of the expected raft of price rises.

We can't go through another winter with people worrying about their energy bills. The Government and the regulator must reform our broken energy market.

It's time for energy prices to be properly transparent and tariffs to be made simpler, so that consumers get a fair deal.

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