Scottish Care CEO responds to energy plans

Scottish Care CEO, Dr Donald Macaskill, responds to the Prime Minister’s speech on the Government’s plan for energy bills. He said:

“The announcement of a 6-month freeze in energy costs for businesses by the Prime Minister is to be welcomed. The devil in all such statements is in the detail. We note that there will be a requirement to review this support after a 3-month period and that there is a probability that this will target vulnerable businesses. The very nature of the care home and homecare sector is that it is one of the most vulnerable sectors and we will continue to argue strongly to the UK and Scottish Government ministers that emergency priority must be given to the care sector to ensure that those who use social care services, who are amongst our most critical citizens, will be adequately supported over the next years of energy uncertainty.”

Last Updated on 8th September 2022 by Shanice