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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Other energy companies 'could follow SSE rises'

SSE is the first of the "big six" to raise prices this year, but it is thought others might follow suit soon, with British Gas parent Centrica recently warning wholesale price rises may lead to higher bills this autumn.

When one moves others follow, and over the next three months I'd expect to see similar announcements.

– Martin Lewis of MoneySavingExpert.com

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