Meeting to persuade energy company to scrap 2p electricity surcharge

A delegation from the Highlands and Islands is meeting with representative power company SSE today (Friday) at the firm’s Headquarters in Perth.

The group hopes to meet with Chief Executive, Alistair Phillips-Davies, to discuss the high levels of fuel poverty in the Islands and the 2p per unit surcharge that SSE customers in the Highlands and Islands pay.

Angus McCormack, Chair of the Western isles Poverty Action Group, said: “People in the Islands are facing the highest levels of fuel poverty in the UK and yet pay more for their electricity than consumers in the central belt of Scotland. I hope we can persuade Mr Phillips-Davies that this is a matter that the Board of SSE should be addressing as a matter of urgency.”

Mr McCormack will be accompanied by John Maciver of Hebridean Housing Partnership, Donnie Mackay from Skye and Lochalsh and DI Alexander from Lochaber Housing Association.