Jessica Winch and Steve Hawkes of the Daily Telegraph report a rise in energy bills of the British household by an average 9.2 percent. The changes are going to take effect from 23rd of November.
SSE hikes its prices
Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) raised the gas prices by 8.4 per cent and electricity prices by 10.2 per cent. The price rise will increase the average annual bill of a duel fuel SSE customer from £1,354 to £1,460. That calculates to an annual rise of an average £106 to a British household. SSE justifies the rise
Before this the SSE officials consistently condemned the government’s policies on energy efficiency schemes and increasing in grid costs. Other major energy suppliers may also follow SSE in the near time as they too are facing an increase in buying wholesale energy, home delivery and government charges.
Government’s take on rising prices
Ian Peters, MD Residential Energy, British gas justifies the government’s take, on the increasing energy prices in the country. He says that grid prices and the globally increasing cost of energy is not directly under the control of the British government
He emphasized on energy efficiency and asked the consumers to save on gas and electricity consumption, to counter price rise.