Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP Angus MacNeil has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak calling for clarity on how the £400 Energy Bills Grant will work, particularly for off-grid households.

Many island residents use heating oil and propane gas to heat their homes.

Mr MacNeil submitted a Written Question on this topic prior to the announcement of the grant. He has now written to the Chancellor for clarification on how constituents will receive this payment.

Mr MacNeil stated: “In response to this announcement from the Chancellor, I received a lot of queries from constituents who are frustrated by the lack of clarity provided by the UK Government.

“I have asked for detail on how this will work for those with off-grid oil and propane gas central heating.

“Everyone is feeling the acute impact of rising energy costs, regardless of how they access their energy, and it is only right and fair that all households are provided with this much needed support.”