Scottish Daily Mail

Who can afford a £500-a-month bill for energy?


WE HAVE just received notificati­on from our supplier So Energy that our tariff ends in March.

We’ve done a calculatio­n to compare the cost of our current £96 monthly bill and are horrified to find that under the new tariff the same usage would cost us £240 — nearly three times more.

The state pension increase has been pegged at 3.1 per cent. Clearly that is not going to go very far when we are to be confronted with a dramatic hike in our energy bills, especially with inflation at a predicted 6 per cent adding to the cost of living.

We are shopping around for a new energy provider, but are not hopeful that we will be offered a better deal.


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