Fuel poverty



Energy industry agrees measures to support vulnerable people through COVID-19

The UK Government has agreed new emergency measures with the energy industry to protect the domestic supply of those most in need during the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 1 April 2020

PRS energy efficiency regulations delayed by Scottish Government

The Scottish Government has taken the decision not to introduce upcoming regulations to improve the energy efficiency of private rented housing given the current focus on coronavirus.

Published 30 March 2020

Fife Council hosts Fuel Poverty Conference

Fife Council hosted its Fuel Poverty Conference this week, bringing partners together to help people who are struggling to pay for heat and power in their homes.

Published 12 March 2020

New Bill to accelerate use of heat networks across Scotland

The Scottish Government has published new legislation on the development of heat networks to help meet climate change targets and tackle fuel poverty.

Published 3 March 2020

Wise Group to support 50,000 households with energy advice and advocacy services

The Wise Group has committed to supporting 50,000 households with energy advice and advocacy services as it prepares to launch its #50kHomes campaign to lift people out of fuel poverty next month.

Published 28 February 2020

New CAS energy report outlines plans to give 'power to the people'

Fairer prices, clear and accurate billing and better support for people in vulnerable situations are at the heart of Citizen Advice Scotland’s (CAS) priorities for the energy market in Scotland, outlined in a new report today.

Published 26 February 2020

Housing, fuel poverty and climate change briefing published by CIH Scotland

CIH Scotland has released the latest briefing in its Homes not Houses series.

Published 20 February 2020

Dundee City Council to continue boiler replacement programme

Dundee City Council is set to approve the installation of new boilers in 191 council houses.

Published 20 February 2020

Cunninghame's fuel poverty teams deliver more than £1.8m in savings

Cunninghame Housing Association joined the debate on addressing fuel poverty by announcing fuel poverty performance figures for its three Lemon Aid fuel poverty teams during 2018 and 2019.

Published 13 February 2020

12% of Scots feel energy bills are unaffordable

A major new report from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) into the state of the country's energy market has found that more than one in 10 Scots consider energy prices too expensive.

Published 12 February 2020

Ecodan visits Scottish Borders Housing Assoication

A mobile exhibition unit showcasing the advantages of Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs) paid a visit to Scottish Borders Housing Association (SBHA) last week.

Published 10 February 2020

Draft Budget fails to deliver financial certainty for housing post-2021

An increased allocation of funding for affordable homes and energy efficiency from yesterday’s draft Scottish budget has been welcomed by the sector, though “serious concerns” remain about the lack of financial certainty beyond March 2021.

Published 7 February 2020

Millions to benefit from energy bill savings as price caps fall

Energy bills for about 15 million British households are set to fall this April after Ofgem lowered price caps.

Published 7 February 2020

Energy Saving Trust grants Wheatley Foundation fuel advice funds

The Wheatley Foundation has secured more than £200,000 to help customers struggling with their energy bills.

Published 6 February 2020