Fuel poverty



£4m renewable heat cashback grant scheme launched for Scotland’s SMEs

A £4 million cashback grant scheme to encourage small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) to improve energy efficiency and install renewable heating has been launched by the Scottish Government.

Published 29 October 2020

Council cancels £4.5m Paisley housing retrofit programme

A £4.5 million retrofit programme to reduce carbon emissions and boost the energy efficiency of 75 terraced homes in Paisley has been cancelled by Renfrewshire Council.

Published 28 October 2020

Child Winter Heating Assistance payments to start

Families of disabled children will receive a new heating benefit from the Scottish Government by Christmas.

Published 27 October 2020

Kevin Stewart: Changing lives and transforming communities - Five years of Warmer Homes Scotland

Kevin Stewart MSP, minister for local government and housing, has written a guest blog to mark five years of Warmer Homes Scotland and the key milestone of assisting 20,000 customers.

Published 22 October 2020

Ofgem strengthens protections for vulnerable energy customers this winter

Energy regulator Ofgem has confirmed plans to strengthen protections for customers who are struggling to pay their bills this winter with the introduction of new licence rules for suppliers.

Published 21 October 2020

Tenants move into Scotland's first community-owned Passivhaus development

Three families have moved into Scotland’s first community-owned Passivhaus homes which have been developed by Nith Valley LEAF Trust (NVLT) in partnership with Dumfries and Galloway Small Communities Housing Trust (DGSCHT).

Published 21 October 2020

David Stern: A solution to fuel poverty in multi-dwelling units

With commitment from all parties, fuel poverty in electrically heated multi-dwelling units can be addressed today: at minimal cost, writes David Stern.

Published 16 October 2020

Sandra Brydon: Weathering the 'perfect storm' of fuel poverty and coronavirus

The ‘perfect storm’ that is looming large this winter could have devastating consequences for millions across the UK, as Sandra Brydon explains.

Published 13 October 2020

Rural Highland towns to benefit from additional insulation funding

The Scottish Government has approved an increase to grant funding for energy efficiency measures for eligible properties in rural towns throughout the Highlands.

Published 2 October 2020

Additional £6.7m external wall insulation approved for Dundee

The latest £6.7 million phase of an external wall insulation (EWI) programme in Dundee will provide warmer, more energy efficient homes at more than 740 properties, councillors heard last night at the investment was approved by the local authority.

Published 29 September 2020

People's Energy launches new campaign to end fuel poverty

Ex-rugby international Gareth Thomas is helping People’s Energy launch a new campaign to end fuel poverty.

Published 28 September 2020

Highland Council calls on UK Government to help reduce fuel poverty

The Highland Council is calling on the UK Government to help resolve the inequity of fuel poverty experienced in the Highlands of Scotland where people pay more for fuel and energy than other regions in the UK.

Published 18 September 2020

Scottish Government to invest additional £16m to tackle fuel poverty

Fuel-poor households are to benefit from a further £16 million investment to improve energy efficiency in their homes.

Published 16 September 2020

Sarah Stewart: Heat Networks Bill - will housebuilders warm up to it?

Sarah Stewart from Burness Paull considers the Scottish Government's Heat Networks Bill and its impact on the housing and heating industries.

Published 4 September 2020

Scottish Government fleshes out £1.6bn green recovery investment

The Scottish Government has said it will invest nearly £1.6 billion to directly support up to 5,000 jobs and tackle fuel poverty as part of its plans to drive Scotland’s green recovery and end its contribution to climate change.

Published 4 September 2020