SSE Airtricity Prices Increase By 33%

Energy provider SSE Airtricity is to increase its electricity prices for customers by 33% on Wednesday.

It is the second price rise in six months for consumers in Northern Ireland, after it was increased by 9% in December last year.

The company said the price rise is a result of sustained increases in wholesale costs which is affecting all energy suppliers.

Sinn Féin MLA Caoimhe Archibald said: "Airtricity electricity prices go up today by another 33% and this will hit people hard and only add to the pressure they are facing.
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"Workers and families are struggling. They need our help now, they can’t wait for action while the power struggles at the heart of the British Tory party play out.

"We need an Executive up and running now to get the £435 million marooned in the Executive's bank account out the door to help tackle the cost-of-living crisis.

"The easiest and quickest way to do that is to form an Executive.

"The DUP should work with the rest of us in an Executive to make politics work, tackle the cost of living crisis and the crisis in our health service."

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