The current situation
With concerns of a possible 81 percent price cap increase by Ofgem*, raising the average household energy bill to £3,582 a year, debt help charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Scotland is sounding the alarm that they are already seeing increases in people at crisis point, asking for emergency support.
CAP Scotland’s unique model positions them in the community to provide people with emergency aid when required. Even before the winter weather sets in, CAP Scotland has seen requests for emergency fuel aid more than double in the first half of this year compared to last, along with a sharp rise in requests for emergency food shops.
*Forecast by Cornwall Insight.