Which? response to Scottish Power price rise

In response to Scottish Power raising its gas prices by an average of 8.5% and electricity bills by an average of 9%, Which? executive director Richard Lloyd said:

“Scottish Power’s announcement means that now four of the Big Six energy companies have hit their customers with inflation-busting price rises.  The Prime Minister is right to carry out a review of competition in the energy market but that won’t help cash-strapped consumers who are struggling this winter.

“Rising energy prices are consistently one of the top worries for consumers so everything possible must be done to ensure competition is working and prices are kept in check.  We need to break the stranglehold of the biggest energy companies by separating domestic supply from generation and the Government must make sure its own policies are not adding unnecessary costs to consumers’ bills.”

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