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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 boss: 'We've been planning freeze for weeks'

The boss of SSE has dismissed claims that his company's price freeze was timed deliberately to come just before a possible inquiry into the energy market.

The energy regulator Ofgem is widely expected to announce a probe into the whole industry, with firms' billing practices set to come under the spotlight.

But Alistair Phillips-Davies told ITV News his firm had been planning to announce a price freeze for "several weeks".

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