Fuel Poverty

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Social justice secretary Alex Neil has moved to promise that the winter fuel payment will not be abolished or means-tested only hours after civil servants disclosed that the plans were being considered. A Scottish Government paper on the future of social security, which was published this week, said

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East Lothian Council has concluded a legal agreement worth £8.3 million to purchase 71 flats and houses on two sites at Hallhill, Dunbar from Mansell Homes (part of the Balfour Beatty group). The houses, which will become part of the council’s housing stock, will be built by local firm Hart Build

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Melville Housing Association customers in the South Lanarkshire town of Forth should see significant savings on their heating bills, following the announcement of a major energy efficiency project that will start this autumn. The improvement work will see the homes receive external insulation and cl

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First minister Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled a new fuel poverty scheme, backed by up to £224 million from the Scottish Government, which will help as many as 28,000 Scots to heat their homes. Over the next seven years, Warmer Homes Scotland will install measures such as insulation, heating and domes

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Work is underway on the first phase of a £5 million programme to reduce the risk of fuel poverty among hundreds of households in Paisley. The phase one project will see more than 700 homes in the Gallowhill area benefit from measures to help residents save money on heating bills and make homes more

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Margaret Burgess Almost 2,000 of Scotland’s poorest households will benefit from a £5 million fund to make their homes cheaper to keep warm, housing minister Margaret Burgess has revealed.

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A new report is to explore how Scotland’s proud engineering tradition can be harnessed to tackle fuel poverty, improve public health, create jobs and slash carbon emissions. Commissioned by the Low Carbon Infrastructure Task Force, which includes key figures from engineering, finance, construction

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Housing minister Margaret Burgess The Scottish Rural Fuel Poverty Task Force is meeting for the first time in Inverness today, exploring the issues facing people from rural communities who are in fuel poverty.

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Mark Macmillan Renfrewshire Council is to be the first local authority in Scotland to set up a child poverty fighting fund after councillors unanimously approved the allocation of the scheme.

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Norman Kerr says the Scottish Government could do more to improve the energy efficiency of homes The debate raged on at the CIH Scotland Energy Efficiency, Fuel Poverty and Renewables event, supported by Forster Energy, as to whether the carrot or the stick is best at lifting Scotland’s households

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The people power of over 20,000 Scottish households has succeeded in unlocking group discounted electricity and gas offers in Scotland. The electricity and gas offers have been unlocked as part of the Big Energy Switch, a national group switching campaign run by Scotland’s newest consumer network,

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