SSE statement on household energy prices

Following media speculation about possible household energy prices rising this winter, SSE, Britain’s second-largest energy supplier, has today confirmed that it will not increase standard household energy prices this winter, capping them at their current level until at least April 2017.
Will Morris, Managing Director, Retail, at SSE, said:
“We understand that the prospect of increasing bills during the colder months is a real concern for customers, particularly as they start to turn up the heating. So today we’re giving them peace of mind that no matter what happens we will not increase our standard household energy prices during the winter, until at least next April. This follows our unique two and a half year price freeze in March 2014, since which time we’ve also cut prices three times for our standard customers as we work to keep prices as low as possible for as long as possible.
“No-one should be faced with the prospect of a cold home this winter. As well as keeping prices lower for longer, there’s lots more we can do to help – whether it’s energy efficiency advice, a tariff review, financial assistance or simply a manageable payment plan – so I’d encourage anyone who is concerned to let us know so we can assist.”