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SSE profits rise 38%

SSE, one of the big six energy firms, has revealed a 38% rise in profits in their half year results. The company says supplying energy only accounts for 8% of the figure.

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Energy prices 'need greater scrutiny'

The Executive Director of consumer group Which? says the latest profits show why the Government needs to set up an independent review to look at whether recent price increases are justified.

Richard Lloyd said: "Without greater scrutiny of energy prices, consumers simply will not believe that they're getting a good deal."

SSE customers were hit with bill rises of 9% last month Credit: Press Association

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