Hard-pressed families and pensioners struggling to make ends meet thanks to the double-dip recession made in Downing Street, will be astonished that SSE, who have seen their profits increase, are now imposing another round of price hikes.
At a time when we need huge investment in our clean energy infrastructure, it’s more important than ever that we have a competitive energy market that delivers fair prices.
But the Government's Energy Bill doesnothing to reform the energy market. There is nothing to break the dominance ofthe energy giants, nothing to simplify tariffs, and nothing to protectvulnerable customers from being ripped off.
Unless ministers get to grips with spiralling energy bills, people will rightly think that this Government is completely out of touch with families and pensioners struggling to make ends meet.
More than 8 million customers of SSE face a price hike typically over £100 a year - now all eyes are on the other big energy firms.
Energy bill increases are not just a problem for the millions of consumers who'll have bigger bills landing on the doormat.
Energy firm SSE has announced that electricity and gas prices will rise by an average of 9% from October 15.