SSE celebrates £1.5bn rise in profits – nobody else does
Well, it’s nice that somebody is getting something out of cripplingly high energy bills. SSE, who apologetically claimed they had ‘no choice’ but to raise energy prices by 8.2% have announced a shameful profit of £1.54bn, and you can bet they’re not going to let you have any of it back.
The profit announcement isn’t going to go down very well with the public, who want to slay the Big Six dragons after their huge price rises in November. SSE are particularly in the firing line as the first to announce price rises in a ‘sorry/not sorry’ tone – plus they were the last to agree on a reduction of prices after a government deal to reduce levies.
Alistair Phillips Davies, CEO of SSE, (no doubt lighting his stoagie with a £50 note) seemed particularly immune to what will surely be a massive customer backlash against the energy giant. In fact, he seemed rather tickled that they were all doing so well.
‘It is encouraging that SSE is on course to deliver real growth in the dividend and increases in adjusted earnings per share and adjusted profit before tax.'
WHOO HOO! REALLY JAZZED FOR YOU, DOLL!
We would crack open the champagne, but we spent all our money putting the boiler on for five minutes.