SSE customers have told ITV News on our Facebook page that they are "disgusted" by the energy company's plans to increase tariffs by an average of 9%.
Robert Nicholas: "Totally disgusting to be honest. I am supposed to be on a fixed price till 2014 hope they do not up my bills!!!"
Mark O'Neill: "Extortionate at a time when people are already struggling. Should be CUTTING their rates by 9%."
Linda Keeler: "Oh great. Less money for food again. They only just held/cut tarriffs too. How can they justify 9% that's 3 times higher than inflation (4 times higher than my Benefits Increase each year).
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.