ELECTRICITY ROBBERY IN A HOUSE NEAR YOU!

ELECTRICITY ROBBERY IN A HOUSE NEAR YOU!

FAMILIES in the North of Scotland are having hundreds of pounds a year added to their electric bills because of a hidden surcharge, it was revealed today.

Households in the Highlands, islands, Moray, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire are paying 2p more per unit of power than consumers in other parts of Scotland because of differences in transmission costs across the country.

Power giant Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) said it wanted to scrap the regional price differences – but was unable to do so because they were set by regulator Ofgem.

It was revealed in June that almost 60 per cent of people aged over 60 in rural parts of Scotland were living in fuel poverty, compared with 45 per cent of over-60s in urban areas.

The attack on the pricing regime was led by the Western Isles Poverty Action Group.
Story in the Scotsman