New statistics from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have revealed that one in 10 Scottish workers have missed paying their gas or electricity bills at least once in the past year because they could not afford to.
Published on 3 June in a press release, the figures, based on a survey conducted for CAS by YouGov, have been released ahead of the Scottish Parliament’s Stage 3 debate surrounding the Fuel Poverty Bill. Last month, 583,000 Scottish households were defined as being in fuel poverty with 293,000 defined as in extreme fuel poverty.
“Fuel bills continue to squeeze household budgets. We need a multi-faceted approach from policy makers, government and industry,” commented Citizens Advice Scotland Energy Spokesperson Jamie Stewart.