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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

‘Gaping Hole’ In Support for Off-Grid Homes

Rural Scotland ‘Hung Out to Dry’ The SNP has condemned the UK Government’s lack of support with energy bills for households not connected to the energy grid. The UK Government previously announced it would offer just £100 in total to households across the UK who

Latest 80% Energy Price Cap Rise Must be Cancelled

Typical Houshold Bill to Hit £3,549 As experts had warned they would, Ofgem have today announced a huge further rise in the energy price cap from October – an increase of 80% on the current cap of £1,971. This will see the average household energy

Graeme’s Column

The Scottish Parliament resumes in a few days’ time. Speaking personally, this year’s summer recess has been productive, informative and the kind of battery recharge I haven’t experienced since 2017. Free from the demands of ministerial responsibility, after stepping back from government in January, this

Additional Funding for Energy Advice

£1.2 Million to Ensure Household & Businesses Support Immediate funding is being awarded to key energy advice organisations, to make sure energy customers can access crucial support and advice to deal with rising energy bills and heating costs. More than £1.2 million will be distributed

First Minister Hosts Energy Summit

Further Action Agreed as Consensus Reached The Scottish Government, energy companies and advice organisations met at Bute House yesterday (Tuesday 23rd August) for a summit chaired by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Participants agreed that the scale of the energy cost crisis is unprecedented, with grave consequences

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