Help with solar panel complaints
Around 50 Blantyre homeowners attended an advice surgery held by MSP Clare Haughey to help them begin the complaints process after being allegedly mis-sold solar panels by a now bust company.
The business, which was based in Cambuslang, sold householders solar panels on the promise of reduced energy bills and other benefits.
But in some cases bills have in fact tripled and saddled customers with years of debt.
Ms Haughey has held a number of public meetings on the issue and set up a Cross-party Group at the Scottish Parliament, which most recently met on October 3, looking for redress for her constituents and to ensure lessons are learned for future Green Deal schemes.
The firm were accredited by the UK Government’s Green Deal scheme, so the Blantyre MSP is pushing the UK Government to take some ownership of the situation her constituents have found themselves in.
The advice surgery was also attended by Blantyre councillor Maureen Chalmers, East Kilbride MSP Linda Fabiani, and Paisley and Renfrewshire North MP
Plotting the way forward Gavin Newlands with representatives from the Green Deal Finance Company at the public meeting last week
Helping hand Clare Haughey MSP outside the home of one of her constituents in Blantyre with solar panels