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
A guaranteed annual winter heating benefit of £50 will be paid for the first time in February 2023 to around 400,000 low income households.
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
Household energy bills are expected to rise even further in the autumn to an average of £2,800 a year, Ofgem’s chief executive told MPs yesterday.
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
Clydesdale Housing Association’s (CHA) work to support its tenants has resulted in over £342,000-worth of financial help being provided to help ease cost of living increases.
Elizabeth Leighton: Scottish Government should guarantee warm homes and clean, affordable heat through increased support and new standards
Existing Homes Alliance Scotland director Elizabeth Leighton covers a new research report published today by the coalition on the regulations and support needed to decarbonise Scotland’s owner occupied homes. Skyrocketing energy prices are crippling many households’ finances, pushing ove
The Ofgem Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme has opened the first funding round in phase two of the scheme.
Warmworks, an organisation dedicated to providing affordable warmth to homes and communities across the country, has achieved recognition as a carbon neutral business and revealed its plans to further build on the steps it has taken to reduce its impact on the environment. This is the second year ru