SSE's profit margin already bigger than Tesco's

As SSE tell us how deeply they regret the price rise - let's note that they make 5% profit, which is higher than retail giant Tesco.

Also let's reflect on the fact that bills are going up more than 8% while wholesale prices are only up around 4%.

SSE's new average dual fuel bill will now be £1,465 - it's the level where we know people become so squeezed that they turn heating down....or off.


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.