MSP lends support to energy week

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HAWICK MSP John Lamont is spearheading a campaign to save Teries money on their fuel bills by backing Big Energy Week.

The Citizens Advice Bureau’s nationwide roadshow visited Sainsbury’s to offer help and advice on heating costs, and the Holyrood politician has given it his backing.

Mr Lamont stated: “Big Energy Week is an important opportunity for residents in Hawick to save money on their bills. During these cold winter months electricity and gas bills tend to go through the roof and for many households this is unaffordable.

“That is why the UK Government will be setting up workshops around the country and encouraging consumers to consider the amount of energy they use and who they buy it from.”

He added: “I would encourage everyone in Hawick to take part in this initiative.”

Citizens Advice Scotland’s head of policy, Susan McPhee, said: “Every day Citizens Advice bureaux help people who are struggling to pay their bills. Through Big Energy Week we want to let people know how they can save money by checking their current tariff, switching suppliers and insulating their home.”