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Home heating is ‘unaffordable' for 1 in 10 Scots

Posted On: 12 Feb 2020   |   Posted By: The Big Issue

Thousands of people in Scotland are struggling to keep up with their energy bills, new research has revealed.
And experts are warning that as well as tackling fuel poverty , policymakers must take action on the low cost of gas compared to more sustainable ways to heat homes as the climate crisis worsens.
Citizens Advice Scotland released its report which showed that 12 per cent of consumers couldn't afford their energy bills.
While prices increased and families became even more strapped for cash, a growing number of households were forced to leave the Big Six suppliers in favour of smaller, cheaper companies.
The charity surveyed 3,505 people as part of its Market Pulse report which tracked consumer attitudes over three years.
RECOMMENDED... Nicola Sturgeon maps out £54.5 million route to ending fuel poverty
The data revealed a fall in people using electricity to heat their homes as more switched to gas because it tends to be cheaper - a concerning trend for the sector as pressure mounts to cut climate...

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