More than 72 per cent of Scots households will be pushed into fuel poverty by January 2023, according to a new report authored by academics. The University of York research predicts that, even with the £400 fuel rebate being offered by the UK Government, 58.5% of households will be plunged int
A report into an innovative green homes project in Angus has shown that moving homes’ energy supply to renewable sources can improve energy efficiency and help to manage energy costs. A total of 32 homes in Auchmithie have been supported through the Renewable Heat Project, delivered by Warmwor
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will convene an urgent summit with energy supply companies and consumer groups later this month to discuss how advice and support for people struggling with energy bills can be improved. The summit will consider what collective action can be taken by government, energy
Prepayment meter customers on Universal Credit could see the value of their payments effectively wiped out by soaring energy costs, new analysis from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has found. Around 470,000 households in Scotland are prepayment meter customers, paying for their energy in advance. Th
The First Minister has chaired the Scottish Government Resilience Committee to discuss urgent steps to mitigate the growing cost emergency which is affecting people and businesses. Ministers assessed the current situation and likely scenarios in the months ahead and agreed a number of immediate acti
Energy bills for the typical UK household are now estimated to pass £4,200 by January next year, a market researcher has said, around £650 more than the previous forecast just last week. Analysts at Cornwall Insight also suggest bills will reach around £3,582 per year for
Almost half (47%) of UK adults s are not confident in their ability to pay energy bills throughout 2022 without falling into debt or arrears, according to a new survey commissioned by ZIPZERO. ZIPZERO is an app-based platform that funnels digital marketing expenditure from brands and retailers towar
The UK Government should immediately update its package of support to help households with soaring energy bills before the cost-of-living crisis grips even harder following October’s energy price cap increase, according to a new report by a group of MPs.
Blairtummock Housing Association, Gardeen Housing Association and Provanhall Housing Association have appointed Lisa Slavin as an energy advisor. Working in partnership with Connect Community Trust, the three associations were successful in securing funding from Energy Savings Trust.
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
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
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