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Important info for Caithness residents on energy price cap announcement

By David G Scott

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The price cap on energy bills could be updated every three months to help Caithness households under new proposals from Ofgem.

The regulator said a more frequent price cap would reflect the most up-to-date energy prices.

Connor Forbes from ADS.
Connor Forbes from ADS.

Scotland’s national advice service, Advice Direct Scotland (ADS), runs the energyadvice.scot service with free, impartial and practical advice on energy bills for anyone in Scotland.

energyadvice.scot is available at www.energyadvice.scot and on freephone 0808 196 8660, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

ADS also provides a free benefits tool at www.advice.scot, including Scottish benefits, which can help people check what they are entitled to.

Conor Forbes, head of policy with ADS, said: “The recent energy price cap rise has had a devastating impact on household budgets, and it is likely there is worse to come with a further rise this autumn.

“Many Scots are being pushed into financial hardship, so measures to alleviate the pressure are welcome and should be explored. Anyone in Scotland who is struggling with their energy bills should not struggle alone – our advisers at energyadvice.scot are available to provide free advice on the support and assistance available to households.

“This includes ensuring you are claiming any benefits you are entitled to by using our free checker tool at www.advice.scot.”

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