Existing Homes Alliance



Holyrood committee’s fuel poverty calls 'welcome' but 'further ambition still required'

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has welcomed a report by the Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee which called for additional measures to be included in the Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill.

Published 30 January 2019

Parliamentary exhibition calls for warm homes for all

The Existing Homes Alliance Scotland (ExHAS) held an exhibition in Parliament this week to highlight the issues of energy efficiency and fuel poverty.

Published 25 January 2019

Holyrood committee takes evidence on new fuel poverty target

The Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee began hearing evidence yesterday as part of its examination of proposed legislation which sets a new target relating to the eradication of fuel poverty.

Published 22 November 2018

#ScotPfG: Existing Homes Alliance welcomes fuel poverty bill as 'once-in-a-generation opportunity' for warm homes

The Existing Homes Alliance has described the Scottish Government's new Fuel Poverty Bill as a "once-in-a-generation opportunity" to achieve warm homes for all.

Published 5 September 2018

Sector calls for increased ambition on fuel poverty

A new bill which will set targets to reduce fuel poverty in Scotland is “too narrowly focused” and will fail to address the “scandal” of cold, damp homes, according to campaigners.

Published 28 June 2018

Existing Homes Alliance leads 50 organisations in call for real Warm Homes Bill

The Scottish Government is in danger of failing to deliver a real Warm Homes Bill for Scotland, a group of 50 civil society and business organisations has warned.

Published 29 May 2018

Blog: Why existing homes matter just as much as building new ones

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.

Published 24 April 2018

Scottish Government accused of cutting its warm homes ambition

The Existing Homes Alliance has expressed concern that the Scottish Government is weakening its plans to make Scotland's homes warm and energy efficient.

Published 7 March 2018

Energy summit urges ‘big six’ to do more to support vulnerable consumers

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.

Published 18 January 2018

Fuel poverty among Scottish households drops by 4%

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.

Published 6 December 2017

Warm homes ‘could see a third of excess winter deaths avoided’

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.

Published 18 October 2017

Consultation on improving energy efficiency and condition standards in Scotland’s PRS

New proposals to ensure all privately rented homes in Scotland meet a minimum standard of energy efficiency have been published today for consultation.

Published 7 April 2017

Scottish Government commits to new fuel poverty strategy and eradication target

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.

Published 9 March 2017

Budget broadly welcomed by housing sector but fuel poverty funding ‘falls short’

The Scottish Government has reaffirmed its target to build 50,000 affordable homes and pledged more funding to offset the ‘bedroom tax’ though campaigners have criticised the Draft Budget for failing to provide the ambition required to crack the problem of Scotland’s inefficient homes.

Published 16 December 2016