Energy Prices and Inflation (Impact on Businesses and Jobs)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 21st September 2022.

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Photo of Beatrice Wishart Beatrice Wishart Liberal Democrat

Energy projections for the Shetland community bike project show unit price increases of more than 300 per cent, while the impact of energy price and inflation increases puts in question the viability of even long-established businesses in my constituency and makes planning for the future difficult. Does the minister agree that that demonstrates that we need longer-term solutions rather than the temporary sticking plaster that the UK Government is offering?