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Scottish Power announces cut to gas bills

2 February 2016

Citizens Advice has responded to news that Scottish Power has announced a 5.4% cut to its standard gas tariff for residential customers.

Gillian Guy, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice, said:

“Energy companies are finally waking up to calls to cut high bills.

“It’s encouraging Scottish Power has become the third ‘big six’ company to cut its gas bills. But customers will have to wait until March to feel the benefit.

"All customers should be feeling the benefits of plummeting wholesale costs so other suppliers must now follow and reduce their prices too.

“More could still be done to help consumers and we urge all firms to cut deeper and faster.”

Notes to editors

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