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All the latest news from Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan and the Scottish Parliament.

Allan Welcomes Delivery Charges Crackdown

Na h-Eileanan an Iar MSP Alasdair Allan has welcomed news that the Committee of Advertising Practice is issuing an enforcement notice which will force firms to be more transparent about their delivery charges to rural areas, including the islands. The practice of advertising “free UK delivery”, but then adding charges for remote areas late in the ordering process may now be subject to enforcement action. This includes legal proceedings against any companies who persist with this practice beyond the 31st May deadline.

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Islands Can’t Be at Back of the Queue for Smart Meters, MSP Says


Scotland’s island communities can’t be “at the back of the queue” as smart meters are rolled out, SNP MSP for the Western Isles Alasdair Allan has said.


Smart meters are the next generation of gas and electricity meters, displaying how much energy is being used and at what cost – ensuring consumers get an accurate bill instead of an estimate.


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