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Scots still paying hundreds of pounds a year more for energy despite new Ofgem price cap

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Scottish households are still paying hundreds of pounds a year more for energy despite a new Ofgem price cap- will see the average bill fall by around £122 per year.The regulator has announced household energy bills will fall by 7.2 per cent from the start of July, with its cap on the amount suppliers are able to charge dropping from £1,690 to £1,568.But it is still £430 more than the amount that households were being charged before the energy crisis hit in the autumn of 2021.Previous forecasts have also suggested that the price cap will rise again in October and remain roughly the same in January 2025.While the fall has been welcolmed by Advice Direct Scotland, which runs the national energy advice service, charity chiefs have warned record levels of debt will continue pushing bills up.They are calling for a social energy tarriff for the UK which would automatically put the most vulnerable customers on the cheapest deals.Eligibility for the tariff could be determined by factors such as whether members of a household are in receipt of benefits or are on low incomes.From July, residents in southern Scotland paying 63.33 pence per day for electricity, compared to their counterparts in London who will pay 40.79 pence.Get the latest news sent straight to your messages by joining our WhatsApp community today.You'll receive daily updates on breaking news as well as the top headlines across Scotland.No one will be able to see who is signed up and no one can send messages except the Daily Record team.All you have to do is click here if you're on mobile, select 'Join Community' and you're in!If you're on a desktop, simply scan the QR code above with your phone and click 'Join Community'.We also treat our

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