Existing Homes Alliance



Impending missed target sparks call for national fuel poverty programme

Campaigners are marking three months to Scotland’s fuel poverty deadline by calling for a three point plan to improve the energy efficiency of the nation’s cold and leaky homes.

Published 30 August 2016

Call for improving ‘scourge of cold homes’ to be Scotland’s next big infrastructure project

With six months to go until Scotland’s newest bridge, the Queensferry Crossing, is set to be opened, campaigners are calling for the country’s next big infrastructure project to be one that makes a difference to people’s homes in every part of Scotland, whilst also helping to realise a more socially-just and low-carbon future.

Published 6 June 2016

Call for action to rid Scotland of its 1.5 million cold homes

Political parties have been urged to commit to ridding Scotland of the “scourge” of cold homes by 2025 after new data revealed that there are up to 1.5 million cold homes in the country.

Published 11 April 2016

Scottish Government urged to reverse fuel poverty budget cut

The Existing Homes Alliance has called on the Scottish Government to reverse its decision to cut the fuel poverty/energy efficiency budget.

Published 13 January 2016

Scottish Budget: £90m increase to affordable housing fund and tax on second homes

The Scottish Government has announced a year-year increase of £90 million to its affordable housing budget to help it achieve its target of delivering 50,000 affordable homes during the next parliament.

Published 17 December 2015

‘Unacceptable’ new fuel poverty figures spark Budget warm homes call

The Scottish Government’s draft budget must show significant investment in energy efficiency as a National Infrastructure Priority to end the scourge of cold, leaky homes, according to a number of organisations.

Published 15 December 2015

Tackling fuel poverty – carrot or the stick?

The debate raged on at the CIH Scotland Energy Efficiency, Fuel Poverty and Renewables event, supported by Forster Energy, as to whether the carrot or the stick is best at lifting Scotland’s households out of fuel poverty.

Published 19 June 2015

Government to make improving energy efficiency of Scotland’s homes a ‘National Infrastructure Priority’

Reducing energy bills and fighting fuel poverty will be at the heart of the Scottish Government’s efforts to tackle climate change as ministers announced a comprehensive new package of measures covering transport, environment and energy.

Published 10 June 2015

European Court VAT ruling deals ‘blow to private rented housing’

Landlords are calling for urgent discussions with ministers following a ruling by the European Court of Justice that will make it more expensive to insulate private rented housing.

Published 8 June 2015