In response to today’s announcement by SSE of an 8.2% “average increase” to energy prices:
Business and Energy Minister Michael Fallon said he was “disappointed” by SSE’s decision to increase energy prices.
He told BBC Radio 5 live: “I would encourage all customers to look again at their tariffs and see whether they can switch to a cheaper tariff.”
He added the long-term answer to high energy bills was “more competition and encouraging consumers to shop around”.
BBC News Website 10 October 2013 SSE to raise gas and electricity prices by 8.2%
He seems to think that this is a “simple” operation, but what he does not realise is that competition is not working and “shopping around” is next to impossible. Read more…