Call for action on energy costs

SNP WESTMINSTER Energy spokesperson, Angus MP Mike Weir, speaking at Scottish Questions on Wednesday, called for the UK Government to take action and help hard pressed households with escalating energy costs.

Mr Weir highlighted figures obtained from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) showing that in four out of the last five years the rise in domestic gas prices has far outstripped the rate of inflation.

Afterwards he said: “The ONS statistics confirm the rise in domestic gas prices has far outstripped the rate of inflation, and that is before the latest round of prices hikes.

“Energy price increases are getting out of hand for households that are already struggling to make ends meet. People just cannot keep absorbing continuous and colossal energy price increases and the UK Government must step in.”