Comhairle to write to OFGEM

editorial image

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is to write to OFGEM to seek clarity on reduced SSE tariffs which appear to no longer be available.

Comhairle Leader, Cllr Angus Campbell, said: “Week beginning 6th July, SSE made some new tariffs available, one of which was to charge 10.878p per kwh, a significant reduction on the existing standard tariff from SSE (15.61p).

“On further inspection, we were informed that SSE had introduced another new tariff; a one year fixed price Total Heating Total Control (THTC) tariff – 7.27p heat and 14.42p standard inc VAT – significantly lower than the current tariff.

“When SSE were contacted, they said that the tariff was no longer available and that it was only available to a limited number of customers.

“Effectively SSE offered new reduced tariffs for a limited period of time and those who benefited from these were not those most in need of assistance. Is this appropriate practice and behaviour for a company?

“This really is a quite a bizarre situation and we will be writing to OFGEM to seek clarity on these issues.”