Householders in a Scottish town might be encouraged to switch energy provider and find a cheap gas deal online after listening to the concerns raised by their local councillor.
Alexander Stewart, leader of the Conservative faction on Perth and Kinross Council, explained that a number of his constituents are worried about the price hikes implemented by five of the Big Six energy suppliers.
He told the Courier: "There is some real anxiety within the community, especially from senior citizens and those on fixed incomes who proportionally spend more of their income on energy costs."
The councillor noted that the British Gas increase, which came into effect last week, will add around £180 a year to the fuel bill of the average household, meaning customers around the UK are "collectively £1.7 billion worse off".
However, Mr Stewart explained that consumers can take steps to reduce their utility bills, such as by turning down their heating by one degree C, which could save ten per cent on their bills.
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