The Poverty Action Group in the Western Isles has created an online petition calling on SSE to have the 2p surcharge imposed on the Highlands and Islands removed with immediate effect.
Chair of the Poverty Action Group, Cllr Angus McCormack, said, “ We are calling on electricity company SSE to remove the 2p per unit surcharge imposed on consumers in the Highlands and Islands with immediate effect. 71% of residents in the Islands are in fuel poverty. To impose an additional burden on people in the Highlands and Islands is completely unacceptable and I would encourage everyone to support us by signing the petition.”
The petition can be accessed at: http://tiny.cc/cw2dox