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Ed Miliband: SSE 8.2% energy price rise a 'rip-off'

10 October 2013 Last updated at 13:09 BST

Around 10m customers with Southern Electric, Swalec, and Scottish Hydro will see their bills go up by around 8.2% from mid-November.

The firms' parent company, SSE, has become the first of the major suppliers to announce an autumn price hike, which is three times the rate of inflation.

Labour leader Ed Miliband accused the energy companies of ''ripping-off''' consumers and he called for the government to act.

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