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Scottish and Southern Energy announce price rise

posted by Dale Hoyland on 21 July 2011

tags: fuel poverty , affordable warmth ,

Scottish and Southern Energy have become the latest supplier to raise the price of energy.  In September, electric prices are set to rise by 11% and gas by 18%.

This follows announcements earlier in the year from Scottish Power and British Gas of similiar rises.  It is expected the other main energy suppliers will follow due to a 30%  rise in the wholesale price of energy.  These price rises are likely to push more residents into fuel poverty, possibly up to six and half million households by winter 2012.

Households can avoid these price hikes if they swap their tariff for a fixed rate tariff.  This tariff will remain at the current price for a set period of time.  However, these are disappearing fast.  Households can also save by comparing their current supplier with other suppliers using an independant comparision service, such as Cocoon Energy; freephone 0800 310 2185.

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