Energy firms grilled on prices

MPs summon the "Big Six" energy companies - British Gas, npower, ScottishPower, SSE, EDF and E.ON - to give evidence on recent price hikes.

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'Big Six' energy firms face a grilling from MPs

Bosses from the "Big Six" energy companies are due to give evidence later today to the Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee where they are expected to be grilled by MPs.

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The "Big Six" energy companies are due to give evidence to an influential group of MPs later today. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Their appearance follows a statement by the Prime Minister's official spokesman who said it was up to the energy companies to justify their charges to consumers amid the latest round of price rises.

Find out here how UK energy prices compare to other EU countries

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Energy firms to be grilled over recent price hikes

Bosses from the UK's six largest energy providers will be grilled by MPs today about recent price hikes.

Four of the companies have announced rises to average dual fuel energy bills:

  • SSE - up by 8.2 percent for 10 million customer
  • British Gas - up by 9.2 percent for 7.8 million customers
  • RWE npower - up by 10.4 percent for 3.1 million customers
  • ScottishPower - up by 7 percent for 2.2 million customers

Read: How UK energy prices compare to other EU countries

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