In response to SSE’s 28% rise in profits, Which? executive director Richard Lloyd said:
“Such a large profit announcement will be a slap in the face for SSE’s customers who have been hit with an inflation-busting price rise and seen this company given a record-breaking fine for mis-selling.
“Rising energy prices are consistently one of consumers top financial concerns and millions will be shocked by the size of their bill after such a cold winter. Bills will only be kept as low as possible if there is more effective competition, easier switching between suppliers and every tariff presented in a clear, consistent and simple way so people can easily spot the cheapest deal. Ofgem’s proposals, backed by the Prime Minister, don’t go far enough.”