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SSE boss 'agrees with Miliband' as it freezes energy prices

The boss of energy firm SSE has told ITV News he "agrees" with Labour leader Ed Miliband over freezing energy prices. He admitted the firm, which has pledged not to raise domestic bills until 2016, has lost several hundred thousands of customers.

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SSE says price freeze 'will make a real difference'

In a statement on its website, energy firm SSE said its decision to freeze energy prices until January 2016 would "make a real difference" to households.

The company's Group Managing Director for Retail, Will Morris, indicated that SSE wants to go further with lowering prices and called on the Government to help.

We don’t want to stop at today’s price freeze. We’d prefer to reduce bills again and to hold them as low as possible for as long as possible. And that is why we are calling for the cost of government schemes – to support good things like energy efficiency and low-carbon electricity – to come off energy bills altogether and be paid for through general taxation.

– Will Morris, SSE's Group Managing Director, Retail

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