Alex Neill, Which? Managing Director of Home Services, said:
“Inevitably, SSE has fallen in line with the rest of the ‘Big Six’. Two in five UK households will now be collectively hit with a billion pound price hike when their energy bills increase on the 1st of April.
“This is a huge blow for those who thought they would be protected by the regulator’s price cap. Anyone staring down the barrel of this sharp rise should look to switch to a better deal now – before their bills go up”
Notes to editors
Customers looking for cheaper energy deals can compare deals with Which? Switch, a transparent and impartial way to compare energy tariffs and find the best gas and electricity supplier.
Which? calculates that a medium user (using 3,100kWh gas and 12,000kWh electricity per year) on a dual-fuel default or tariff standard tariff at the level of the April price cap could save up to £348 by switching to the cheapest deal on the market. Based on tariffs available in all regions in England, Scotland and Wales, paying by monthly direct debit, with paperless bills. Data is from Energylinx and correct on 20 February 2019