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Shadow Welsh Secretary Owen Smith has sharply criticised the decision by SSE to increase energy prices.
Labour Leader, Ed Milliband, has taken to Twitter to criticise the announcement that SSE, which owns energy supplier SWALEC, will increase its prices by 8.2% from next month.
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Utility giant SSE, which owns Welsh energy supplier SWALEC, has announced prices will rise by 8.2 per cent from 15 November.
SSE has around 600,000 electric customers, and 400,000 gas customers in Wales.
Energy company SSE said household electricity and gas tariffs are to increase by an average of 8.2% from November 15.
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.
Will Morris, SSE retail managing director, said the firm was "sorry" to have to raise its prices:
Energy giant SSE trades as Southern Electric, Scottish Hydro, and SWALEC which has around a million domestic accounts in Wales.
Its electricity and gas prices will rise by an average of 8.2 per cent from November 15, which the company says equates to an average of £2 per week for a typical dual fuel customer.
The price hike is three times the rate of inflation.
It blamed the increased cost of buying and delivering wholesale energy as well as government levies collected through bills.
It is the first of the major suppliers to announce a rise this autumn.
SSE prices last rose in October 2012 - by an average of 9 per cent.
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