Isles MP Angus MacNeil is urging households across the islands to take and submit energy meter readings TODAY ahead of the price rises from tomorrow (Friday).

At a time when household budgets are already stretched due to rising fuel costs, Mr MacNeil says constituents should log meter readings with their energy firm, either online or by phone, to ensure they are not charged for energy usage before April 1st at the new rate based on estimates.

Ofgem will raise the price cap by 54% tomorrow (Friday).

Mr MacNeil said: “If you do not do a meter reading, then your energy firm will estimate what proportion of your usage was before April 1st and what proportion of usage was after that date.  

“I would encourage all households across the Western Isles to submit readings today to ensure you get the current cheaper rates for all the energy used up till April 1st.”

Take and submit a meter reading TODAY