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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

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

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

Scotland ‘Ripped Off’ on Energy

Next Prime Minster Must Fix Grid Charge Graeme has said whoever becomes the next Prime Minister must urgently address the ‘rip off’ charges that energy companies in Scotland pay to access the National Grid. Scotland has the highest fees for companies to access the National Grid to export energy,