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SSE has turn into the newest “massive six” vitality provider to boost its costs.

It stated common electrical energy costs would rise by 14.9% from 28 April for two.eight million clients. Nevertheless, it is going to hold its gasoline costs unchanged.

Consequently, SSE stated a typical twin gas buyer would see their annual invoice rise by 6.9%, or £73.

It blamed the rise on authorities insurance policies which compel corporations to purchase electrical energy from renewable sources and pay for sensible meter installations.

SSE says the worth rise is the primary for 3 and half years.

Rival vitality suppliers Npower, EDF, Scottish Energy and E.On have all introduced value will increase lately.

Will Morris, SSE’s managing director for retail, stated he “deeply regretted” having to place up costs.

“That is the primary enhance since 2013 and we have labored exhausting to maintain them down for so long as potential by reducing our personal prices, setting up a winter value freeze and holding gasoline costs, however we have now seen vital will increase in electrical energy prices that are exterior our management,” he stated.

“With out a rise we’d have been supplying electrical energy to home clients at a loss.”