Energy supplier SSE today said it lost 250,000 customers in the nine months to December, but it remained on course to grow its profits and dividends.
The Perth-based group had 9.47 million retail customers across the UK and Ireland at the end of last month, down from 9.22 million a year earlier.
Households that stayed with the firm used less power, it added, with average electricity consumption down about 4.3 per cent. Gas consumption was estimated to have fallen by 9.5 per cent.
SSE also said there was “greater uncertainty” about its capital and investment programme for the five years from 2015 because of concerns over UK government policy.
SSE upbeat despite fall in customer numbers