Fuel Poverty

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Energy regulator Ofgem has indicated it could take legal action against suppliers who have forcibly installed pre-payment meters into the homes of struggling consumers. The watchdog's chief executive Jonathan Brearley said he is "concerned" about the sharp growth in households struggling to pay

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Stephen Pearson, chair of Financial Inclusion for Scotland, and Carolyn Sawers, chief executive of Corra, launch an initiative where people can help those most in need of support with energy costs.

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Families across Glasgow are being urged to apply for financial help towards their energy bills and can now apply for the one-off £49 fuel top-up payment online. Parents and carers with children at home and who receive council tax reduction are eligible for the grant.

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The City of Edinburgh Council has teamed up with environmental charity Changeworks to help homeowners transform the energy efficiency of their homes. Making 166 homes in Oxgangs warmer and fit for the future by improving external wall insulation, more than 50 properties have already received major i

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Hebridean Housing Partnership (HHP) has successfully secured funding of £100k from the Scottish Government’s Social Housing Fuel Support Fund to provide its most vulnerable tenants with warm packs to help stay warm as their energy costs continue to rise beyond affordable levels during th

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Around 3.2 million people across Great Britain ran out of credit on their prepayment meter last year because they couldn’t afford to top up, the equivalent to one person every 10 seconds, new research from Citizens Advice has found. The charity also found more than two million people are being

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Scots consumers with prepayment gas and electricity meters have been reminded to redeem energy rebate vouchers as the first expiry dates loom. Advice Direct Scotland, which runs the national energy advice service energyadvice.scot, urged households to take action if they have not received their vouc

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The Ofgem Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme will open for the third funding round of phase two of the scheme. A total of £3 million is available as grants to charities and community energy groups that support households most at risk from cold homes and high energy bills, or that work on

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Members of the public are being encouraged to attend a Staying Well and Warm Winter Roadshow tomorrow between 10am and 2pm at the Central Library. This free, non-ticketed event is open for anyone concerned about the increasing cost of living.

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