Plans for nearly £3 million of investment in initiatives to support people in Dundee and enhance the city have been approved by Dundee City Council. Almost £1.7m is being targeted at tackling social inequalities.
An independent panel has been established to advise ministers on the steps needed to ensure the costs of making homes climate-friendly can be spread in a way that’s just and fair for everyone. Made up of experts from economics, fuel poverty and strategic planning, it will meet for the fir
Household energy bills face another increase to cover the costs of the suppliers which went bust in the last year, it will be reported today. It will cost households a combined £2.7billion to cover the transfer of 2.4million customers to a new supplier – around £94 each – acc
Construction, development and property services company the Wates Group has launched a new brand which it said will signal its commitment to net zero carbon and support those facing fuel poverty from unprecedented rising energy costs. The launch of Wates Retrofit comes two years after Wates Living S
A review of the second Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH2) is to be brought forward to commence this year for completion in 2023, the Scottish Government has confirmed. The announcement was made yesterday as part of the Scottish Government’s response to the report, Achi
The Existing Homes Alliance (EHA) has given a cautious welcome to the outcome of the Spending Review which confirms the Scottish Government’s commitment to providing £1.8 billion to decarbonise Scotland’s homes.
Renfrewshire Council is to embark on a major new social housing retrofit programme that will see up to 3,500 local authority dwellings renovated to either Enerphit or the AECB Retrofit Standard over the next four years.
Scottish Labour has accused the Scottish Government of “damaging incompetence” as figures show years of decline in a flagship energy efficiency scheme. Open to certain pensioners, parents and pregnant women, disabled people, carers and veterans, the Warmer Homes Scotland scheme offe
With household energy bills expected to rise even further in the autumn - to an average of £2,800 a year - Hillcrest's Energy Advice Team (HEAT) has offered some advice on how to cut the cost of energy bills. Coupled with the news that the inflation rate on everyday shopping has hit its
Finance secretary Kate Forbes has welcomed the short term action announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to mitigate the current cost of living crisis that in part is being driven by the unprecedented rise in energy prices but warned more support is needed for households and businesses as the c
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has called for urgent action from both the Scottish and UK governments to prevent worsening levels of fuel poverty amongst social housing tenants after it revealed that its members have reported a worrying increase in tenant fuel debt and
Energy regulator Ofgem is looking to update the price cap on energy bills every three months instead of twice a year to help households see the benefit of price falls much sooner. The watchdog will publish a ‘minded-to’ consultation into the proposal.
The chief executive of ScottishPower has called for families to receive £1,000 to help with growing energy bills before families are affected by another increase in bills this winter. Keith Anderson said "urgent action" is required to help the poorest households with energy bills, wa