Fuel Poverty

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A charity has welcomed a predicted fall in the cost of energy bills in April but warned that it will “do nothing” to address soaring levels of debt faced by households.

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Tens of thousands of people in Scotland have been forced onto pay-as-you-go energy meters against their will, new analysis from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has suggested. The charity analysed polling from the research company YouGov and estimated that around 23,936 people were forced onto an elec

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Energy regulator Ofgem has today granted permission for companies to resume the forced installation of prepayment meters (PPMs) to the homes of customers almost a year after the practice was suspended. Scottish Power, EDF and Octopus can now install prepayment meters with a warrant, or a smart

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Money to help with heating costs is on its way to around 400,000 people on low incomes through the Scottish Government benefit Winter Heating Payment.

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A new emergency energy and food voucher initiative to support Scotland's most vulnerable older people this winter has been launched by Age Scotland in partnership with SGN. The charity is hearing first-hand about the impact the cost-of-living crisis is having on older people, especially those living

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People on low income can apply for a one-off payment of £106 from the Highland Council’s City of Inverness Area Committee 2023/24 Winter Payments Scheme to help them with winter fuel bills. Leader of Inverness City and Area, Councillor Ian Brown, said: “If you live in the Aird and

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