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No One Should Be Forced Onto Pre-Payment Meter

SNP Urge Ban on Forced Switches The UK government is being urged to ban energy companies from forcing households on to pre-payment energy meters. The call comes after regulator Ofgem opened an investigation into the practice, where providers force the switch on customers who have

The Biggest Impact Of The Cost Of Living Crisis Is Yet To Come

Rishi Sunak’s Tories must not slash support while bills are soaring A new report by the Resolution Foundation has revealed the average household will be £2,100 worse off by the end of next financial year, leaving households worse off than before the covid-19 pandemic until 2028

Accessing Help for Cost of Living

New ‘One Stop Shop’ Website for Advice & Information A new website providing information on the wide range of advice and financial support available to people in Scotland has been launched. Developed by the Scottish Government as a ‘one stop shop’ to help those struggling

Rent Freeze Focus of Programme for Government

Ministers Act to Protect People in Cost Crisis A combined rent freeze and moratorium on evictions to help people through the cost crisis has been announced as the centrepiece of the 2022-23 Programme for Government (PfG). The programme outlines emergency legislation which will be introduced

Families & Businesses Left Behind by Westminster Inaction

Zero Urgency from Tories on Cost-of-Living Crisis Friday last week brought confirmation of news we’ve all been dreading. Regulator Ofgem confirmed that the energy price cap is set to rise by 80% from October, with average household bills increasing to more than £3,500 a year.

First Minister to Convene Roundtable on Growing Cost Emergency

Summit with Energy Suppliers & Consumers The First Minister will convene an urgent summit with energy supply companies and consumer groups later this month, to discuss how advice and support for people struggling with energy bills can be improved. The summit will consider what collective

Cost of Living Out of Control Under Tories

Energy Bills Set to Triple for January Alone New forecasts show energy bills are set to triple, with the average energy bill likely to rise to £500 for January 2023 alone. The forecast, by utilities consultants BFY, also predicts that the price cap could rise

Graeme’s Column

Food prices are rising, fuel prices have skyrocketed, and people all over Scotland continue to be affected by the increasing cost of living. To exacerbate this, rises in electricity and gas costs are sending family bills soaring, with average households facing another £800 a year