SSE Airtricity lowers prices of gas and electricity for homes and small businesses

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image captionThe price cut for homes and small businesses will come into force from 1 April

Energy provider SSE Airtricity is to drop natural gas prices by 7.8% and electricity prices by 8%.

The company, which supplies around 300,000 homes and small businesses in Northern Ireland, said it would save the average household over £100 a year.

The reductions will come into effect on 1 April.

Earlier this month, Power NI announced that it was reducing its prices for homes and small businesses by 9.2%.

Budget Energy has also announced a 5% price cut.

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