MP backs efforts by Gas provider to turn up the heat on fuel bills

MP urges his Moray constituents to prepare for the cold months ahead.
MP urges his Moray constituents to prepare for the cold months ahead.

FREE HELP AND SUPPORT is available for those who will struggle to keep pace with their energy bills this winter.

Moray MP Angus Robertson is urging constituents to be ready for the cold months ahead – and to take advantage of all the free help and support there is available.

Highlighting the efforts of Scottish Gas, one of the largest energy suppliers in Moray, the MP has pointed to the wide range of support and advice they have made available to vulnerable customers.

Mr Robertson said: “It’s really important to be prepared for winter. I want everyone in the Moray to understand what help is available for them, and for their family and friends.

“Being energy efficient and keeping bills under control is really important, so I’d encourage people to get in touch with their energy supplier to find out what support is on offer.

“The cost of energy can be a source of worry and stress for constituents but there are a number of simple steps that every constituent should take to make sure they’re doing all they can to keep their bills down and their home warm.”

Sarwjit Sambhi, who is the managing director of UK Home at Scottish Gas, added: “Winter can be a challenging time for households and many people may be concerned about their winter energy bill. Help is available and we urge customers to get in touch so we can offer them advice and support.

“In the long term, energy efficiency is still the best way to save money on bills. Scottish Gas is proud to be leading the roll-out of smart meters across Britain, which enable you to see how much energy you’re using in pounds and pence and identify where savings can be made.”

The Scottish Gas Energy Trust is an independent charitable trust that offers advice and support for people who are struggling with their household bills.

Since it was established in 2004, British Gas has provided £85million of funding to the Trust which has helped more than 176,000 people with debt advice and grants. For more information on the Scottish Gas Energy Trust, visit: