Existing Homes Alliance

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In advance of an Existing Homes Alliance Scotland parliamentary reception on May 29, CIH Scotland's policy and practice manager Ashley Campbell provides an update on the work of the group. CIH Scotland is one of the founding members of the Existing Homes Alliance Scotland (ExHAS) a coalition of hous

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The Existing Homes Alliance has expressed concern that the Scottish Government is weakening its plans to make Scotland's homes warm and energy efficient. The group, whose members include the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), the Alliance of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers, a

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The Scottish Government hosted an energy summit yesterday to challenge the ‘big six’ energy suppliers to do more to help people who are struggling to pay their energy bills. The summit, which was attended by energy suppliers alongside Ofgem and consumer groups, discussed measures to help custome

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The Scottish Government has been urged to take concerted action to eliminate fuel poverty altogether after new figures revealed that the overall level amongst Scottish households is down about four percentage points in a year, equivalent to 99,000 fewer households living in fuel poverty. Statistics

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Campaigners called on the Scottish Government to take further action to improve the energy efficiency of Scotland’s homes in the wake of new statistics showing that an excess of 2,720 people died in winter 2016/17 compared with warmer months. The Existing Homes Alliance said the forthcoming Warm H

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An independent panel of academic experts is to review the definition of fuel poverty after which a consultation will open on a new long-term fuel poverty strategy and statutory eradication target, the Scottish Government has announced. Last autumn the Scottish Fuel Poverty Strategic Working Group an

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A coalition is urging the Scottish Government to substantially increase the funding available to improve the energy efficiency of Scotland's homes ahead of a debate today in the Scottish Parliament. The Existing Homes Alliance, whose members include WWF Scotland, Changeworks and the National Insulat

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Figures showing there were nearly 3,000 additional winter deaths last year show that Scotland’s cold and draughty housing stock must be upgraded as a matter of urgency, the Existing Homes Alliance has argued. The annual Winter Mortality in Scotland report published yesterday by the Scottish Govern

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More people will be able to make their homes warm and water-tight through a new £10 million fund. The pilot scheme in Glasgow, Argyll and Bute and Perthshire will provide equity loans of up to £40,000 to home owners on low incomes to help them make essential repairs to leaking roofs and building s

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Leading economists have today backed calls for greater investment in energy efficiency in Scotland, calling it one of the best ways to drive up economic activity and tackle cold homes. The economists from the London School of Economics and the University of Strathclyde said that energy efficiency pr

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