The twin stresses of the Covid-19 pandemic and the significant turbulence in the UK energy market must be tackled to address fuel poverty according to a letter issued by the Scottish Parliament’s Social Justice and Social Security Committee.
A £3 million support fund has been launched to help Scots struggling with their energy bills amid a growing cost-of-living crisis. The Scottish Government scheme, which is administered by national advice service Advice Direct Scotland, is designed to prevent households falling into fuel povert
Duncan Smith of the Passivhaus Trust and the Association for Environment Conscious Building introduces a series of articles for Scottish Housing News that will focus on the importance of retrofitting and new build housing to ensure we end fuel poverty and mitigate the worst effects of climate c
Zero carbon buildings minister Patrick Harvie has highlighted help for householders across Scotland to make their homes more energy efficient in 2022, to help tackle climate change and combat the impact of rising energy prices. Increased funding is available this year through a variety of home energ
Around 640,000 people in Scotland – about one in seven - find their energy bills unaffordable as a result of low incomes, new analysis from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has found. Polling for CAS by YouGov reveals 36% of adults in Scotland find their energy bills unaffordable. Of these peopl
A new strategy has been published to make homes safer, warmer and cheaper to heat and meet the Scottish Government’s commitment to eradicate it as far as reasonably possible by 2040. The Fuel Poverty Strategy 2021 sets out a range of comprehensive actions that will be taken to tackle the drive
Fuel poverty campaign groups Energy Action Scotland and National Energy Action are backing a new Bill being introduced in the House of Commons today that proposes an additional monetary payment for eligible people across the UK to help with winter fuel costs.
Proposals to provide almost £3 million to help households in fuel poverty in Highland this winter will be considered by members at the meeting of full council on December 9. If agreed, a payment of £180 would be made to around 16,440 eligible Highland households where residents are in re
The UK’s gas distribution networks have partnered with Fuel Bank Foundation to provide a pathway to help people living in fuel poverty. Gas distribution networks Cadent, Northern Gas Networks, SGN and Wales & West Utilities have committed to providing the charity with a combined £500
Kensa has announced the creation of a new Social Impact Fund to directly relieve fuel poverty. Around 10,000 people die across the UK every year because they are unable to keep their homes warm. This winter looks to be even more deadly as the increase in energy costs will mean that many low-income a
Warmworks Scotland has published a new report which shows that the Scottish Government’s national fuel poverty scheme, Warmer Homes Scotland, has had positive benefits on the health, wellbeing and day-to-day living of its customers. These new findings sit alongside the previously understood po