Citizens Advice Scotland has criticised the decision by SSE to increase pay-outs to its shareholders, just weeks after increasing fuel bills for customers.
CAS spokesperson Sarah Beattie-Smith says,
“At a time when so many households are still struggling with high bills and public confidence in the energy companies is so low, It’s very disappointing that SSE have chosen to put their share-holders ahead of hard-pressed consumers.
“Their customers will find it hard to understand why their bills recently had to increase yet again in order to fund this dividend for share-holders.”
Next week the CAB service will be running a national information campaign to offer special advice to people on how to cut their fuel bills.