Other energy firms 'talking about similar price rises'

SSE's price hike is also dismal news for customers of other energy firms - one industry insider who has regular confidential briefings with them tells me "behind the scenes they are all talking about similar rises."

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Axing green policies 'foolish'

Calls for the Government to axe green policies in the hope of bringing down the price of energy are "short-sighted and foolish", Business Secretary Vince Cable said. Energy company SSE increased tariffs yesterday by an average of 8.2% from November.