Energy firm's big profit jump one month after price rise

The energy company SSE reported a 38 percent rise in half-year profits today, just one month after hitting customers with a 9 percent hike in their energy bills.

Consumer watchdogs say it is more evidence of the need for an independent review:

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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.