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Councillor Donald Crichton has asked British Gas to consider more “fair and competitive” energy prices for Stornoway customers.


This would give the cheapest possible deal available to towns folk to help alleviate the high levels of fuel poverty, he said.


In his letter Mr Crichton said since it holds a monopoly on its 1,200 customers in the town, British Gas should consider whether there are any steps it could could proactively take to ensure they are on the cheapest possible deal available to them.


Given the lack of competition in Stornoway, he asked if a “social” tariff could be introduced “particularly given the extreme levels of fuel poverty experienced in our community."


He said the comhairle would be happy to explore working with the company on developing a fuel poverty/social tariff for Stornoway.


Comhairle calls for British Gas “fairer tariffs” for Stornoway

28 Sept 2017