Fuel Poverty

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One in three (8.2 million) UK households could be in poverty by October when the energy price cap rises once more, National Energy Action has warned. Energy experts at Cornwall Insights have predicted that when the price cap rises in October, the average energy bill could reach £3,250 per year

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SGN, which maintains Scotland’s gas network, has announced a new vulnerability funding package of just over £1 million over two years to help people reduce their energy bills and also avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. SGN is funding the Citizen Advice network in Scotland to provide advice

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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