SSE has become the latest “big six” energy supplier to raise its prices.
It said average electricity prices would rise by 14.9% from 28 April for 2.8 million customers. However, it will keep its gas prices unchanged.
As a result, SSE said a typical dual fuel customer would see their annual bill rise by 6.9%, or £73.
It blamed the increase on government policies that mean customers subsidise energy from renewable sources and the