48% of Scottish people cut down household spending due to energy costs
The rising energy costs are affecting Scottish households.
Citizens Advice Scotland reported that people are worried and anxious by the soaring cost of living in the country, analyzing a YouGov poll - carried out between November 10 and 14 - which found that 48% of respondents have cut down on household spending due to energy costs.
11% of the 1,002 adults questioned said they have cut back "a great deal" on spending, while 37% said they've cut back "a fair amount."
CAS is running the Big Energy Saving Winter campaign whose mission is to encourage people anxious about the rising cost of living and energy bills to get advice.
The organization's social justice spokesperson David Hilferty said: “The soaring cost of living driven by energy prices is leaving people worried, anxious, and increasingly having to cut back on other areas of household spending to afford the essentials.
“Our message to people in this situation is that you are not alone, and support is out there. Our network provides free, impartial, and confidential advice for everyone, regardless of background or circumstance.
“It can be understandable that some people may feel help isn’t available to them, but the network is for everyone, whether you are working or not, renting or a homeowner, a pensioner or a student.
One Scottish spokesperson said: “We are providing almost £3 billion in this financial year that will help households face the increased cost of living, including £1bn in providing services and financial support not available elsewhere in the UK.