Moray MP Douglas Ross has backed a Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) campaign to help consumers understand their energy use and cut their bills.
Mr Ross said the initiative has come at a time when many families and individuals are struggling due to the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic – on top of the usual increased costs during the winter months.
The CAB Energy Saving Month campaign encourages consumers to check their energy costs and switch tariff or supplier if they are paying too much.
It also aims to spread awareness of the advice and support available and ensure that customers can access discounts and energy efficiency measures to help reduce their bills.
Scottish Conservative MP for Moray Douglas Ross said:
“This is a very timely campaign given the ongoing financial pressures many people are struggling with during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Businesses are closed, hours are being cut and staff are either being furloughed or losing their jobs.
“All of this is happening during the winter months when energy costs are likely to be high anyway.
“This campaign should help people understand their energy usage and hopefully find ways to reduce their bills – either by switching supplier or applying for discounts on offer.
“I am happy to back this campaign and I would encourage people in Moray to get in touch with our local CAB who I know will assist in any way they can.”