Perth and Kinross homes paying £1,742 per year on energy bills, making it 46th most expensive in Great Britain
Households in Perth and Kinross are paying on average £1,742 per year, making it the 46th most expensive place in Great Britain for energy bills.
Out of 408 local authorities in Great Britain, Perth and Kinross came out as 46th most expensive.
According to data from comparethemarket.com, households in Perth and Kinross are already paying 26.7% more than the price cap that is set to be introduced in October this year.
The data also shows that people across Scotland are paying more on their bills than compared to England and Wales.
Commenting, SNP MP John Nicolson said:
“People in Perth and Kinross and across Scotland are paying sky-high energy bills, despite Scotland having an abundance of resources – oil, gas, and wind and wave renewables. We are resource-rich yet people are struggling with their bills.
“Under Westminster control, the vast revenue from Scotland’s oil and gas industry has been squandered for decades. And now consumers in Perth and Kinross are getting hammered with ever-increasing energy bills.
“The measures announced by the Chancellor last month will barely scratch the surface of the rocketing energy bills which households find so hard to meet. And the winter months will get even tougher.
“We must do better for consumers. Our near neighbours don’t have the natural resources we enjoy. Yet their consumers pay less. Boris Johnson’s Westminster government isn’t working for us. Voters in Perth and Kinross and across Scotland need the full range of powers that independence would bring.”