Householders in Clydebank with prepayment gas and electricity meters are being urged to ensure they have redeemed their energy rebate vouchers.

Martin Docherty-Hughes, West Dunbartonshire MP, is working to support families impacted by fuel poverty, and called on those with prepayment meters to check that they’ve received their vouchers ahead of the deadline.

Almost one in five households in Scotland use prepayment meters for their gas or electricity, according to figures from Advice Direct Scotland.

Those on traditional prepayment meters need the vouchers to get the discount.

Figures show that one in five eligible households has yet to redeem their December vouchers, which must be redeemed by March 8. Customers who have not yet redeemed their January vouchers have until April 9.