2013 sees another fuel price hike

SSE customers will see an average 8.2% rise in gas and electricity prices from 15 November, the company has announced.

The energy firm said the rise reflected higher costs of buying wholesale energy and paying to deliver it to customers' homes, plus government levies.

As a result of today’s SSE announcement, customers in the South East will face rises of around 9.7% and at the lower end many in the North and southern Scotland will see bills go up 7%.

The announcement comes about a year after the last set of gas and electricity price rises.

Between August and December 2012, the "big six" energy companies outlined price rises of between 6% and 10.8%.

Martin Lewis, of the Moneysavingexpert website, said

“The most important thing to understand is that the big six energy companies are like sheep - where one goes, the rest will almost certainly follow in the next three months.”


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