Members' Business: Quick Credit Voucher, Tackling Fuel Poverty in Scotland - 20 February 2018

Опубликовано 20 февраля 2018, 19:04
Christina McKelvie: Quick Credit Voucher, Tackling Fuel Poverty in

That the Parliament recognises the Quick Credit Voucher scheme from Scottish Power; believes that the scheme offers a £49 credit payment designed to support customers who
are referred to foodbanks and may be in need of fuel assistance; notes that the scheme is being
piloted at the Hamilton District Foodbank in the Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse parliamentary constituency; praises Scottish Power for showing, what it believes to be, an ethical and morally
responsible approach in assisting customers to tackle fuel poverty; reiterates praise for the
volunteers of the foodbank, noting their tireless work in providing food and assistance for over
4,015 people throughout 2016-17; believes that the Quick Credit Voucher model can be used as a
template by others when offering customers support with their energy needs, and notes that other
energy companies, including E.ON, npower, British Gas, EDF and SSE are being encouraged to
respond to this campaign, helping those across Scotland who face the uncertainty of fuel poverty,