UK inflation rate jumps to 1.6% SSE Energy Bills rise by 7.9%. What gives and what can I do to stop this affecting my bills?

Following on from Scottish Power, SSE has become the latest of the “big six” energy suppliers to raise its prices, with no tangible sign of reprieve. To put this into perspective, a typical dual fuel customer will see their annual bill rise by 6.9%, translating into an additional £73.