MP criticises fuel campaign

ANGUS MP Mike Weir has condemned the campaign of Check, Switch and Insulate from the UK government as leaving out the rural fuel-poor yet again.

The campaign follows the prime minister’s recent fuel summit and calls upon consumers to check prices with competitors, switch to new providers and insulate their homes.

He said: “Yet again the UK government’s campaign on fuel poverty completely leaves out the rural fuel-poor yet again.

“There is simply no prospect of many of those who use home fuel oil to either compare prices or switch suppliers since there is a virtual monopoly in many areas.”