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Kent, Surrey and Sussex power cut compensation 'should increase'

11 February 2014 Last updated at 01:28 GMT

Businesses and homeowners who were left without power over Christmas have said that compensation should be based on how long they were affected for.

Thousands were left without power following storms in Kent, Surrey and Sussex over the festive period.

Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution has said it will pay upwards of £54 to customers affected, while those without power on Christmas Day will receive £75.

BBC South East Today's Piers Hopkirk spoke to John Gill and Alison Clark, who were affected by cuts, and Conservative MP Tim Yeo, chairman of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee