Households in East Ayrshire are paying on average £1,635 per year, making it the 118th most expensive place in the UK for energy bills.

Out of 408 local authorities in Great Britain, East Ayrshire came out as 118th most expensive.

According to data from, households in East Ayrshire are already paying 21.9 per cent more than the price cap that is set to be introduced in October this year.

The data also shows that people across Scotland are paying more on their bills than compared to England and Wales.

Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock MP Allan

Dorans said: “People

across Scotland, including in East Ayrshire are paying the price for sky high energy bills, despite Scotland having an abundance of resources in oil and gas and renewables.

“Under Westminster control, the vast revenue from Scotland’s oil and

gas industry has been squandered by UK governments for decades and now it is consumers in East Ayrshire who are getting hammered with higher average energy bills, with bills here being the 118th most expensive in Great Britain.”

“This is also a result of the outrageous and expensive transmission charges that are charged in Scotland for companies to access the national grid here.”

The SNP MP added: “The measures announced by the Chancellor last month – welcome though they were – will barely scratch the surface of the rocketing energy bills crippling households now and in

the winter months to


“High fuel bills in East Ayrshire and across Scotland lies squarely at the door of the Westminster government and shows why Scotland needs the full range of powers that will come with independence.”