Rising gas and electricity bills worry seven out of 10 Scots, research reveals
Polling carried out by YouGov for Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) found 48% are "fairly worried" about bills for gas and electricity becoming less affordable - with a further 22% describing themselves as "very worried".
The energy price cap - which limits what firms can charge on their default tariffs - was raised twice in 2021, with another increase expected in April 2022.
CAS fair markets spokeswoman Kate Morrison said: "After a challenging year for consumers in 2021 when it comes to energy costs, people are bracing themselves for a tough year in 2022.
"People have already had two difficult price rises in the past 12 months, and all the evidence points to further record rises this coming year.
"That, added to rising inflation more generally, will see some people really struggle.”
Free, impartial and confidential advice on dealing with fuel bills and other issues is available from the Citizens Advice Bureau.