SSE to hike electricity prices by almost 7%

Energy supplier SSE has announced that it is increasing standard domestic electricity prices from 28 April, but will hold gas prices at their current levels.

Three and a half years since its last price rise, the group on Monday said that the 6.9 per cent dual fuel increase will mean a typical domestic customer will pay on average £73 a year more, which equates to around £1.40 per week, as a result of an average 14.9 per cent increase in electricity prices.

“The price change reflects the increasing cost of supplying electricity, and specifically higher costs associated with delivering

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