‘Brutal assault on consumers’ by Scottish Power
The announcement by Scottish power that it is putting up its energy prices next month has been described as ‘a brutal assault’ on consumers from a company that has just posted a record profit.
The firm said its gas bills were to increase by an average 17%, while electricity would rise 10%. The Glasgow-based company blamed rising wholesale costs for the hike.
But Energywatch Scotland spokesperson Graeme Kerr said: “Scottish Power customers will find it hard to understand why a company that has just posted record profits needs to raise cash on such a huge scale.
“Customers who take both gas and electricity from Scottish Power will be paying, on average, £131 more a year as of next month.”