Fuel poverty



Free energy advice service launched for Scotland

Scotland’s national advice hub, Advice Direct Scotland, is now providing Scots with free energy advice to help them deal with bills and suppliers.

Published 10 June 2021

SFHA forms strategic partnership with Changeworks and Warmworks 

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has formed a strategic partnership with Changeworks and Warmworks to provide its members with increased expertise and support on improving energy efficiency and tackling fuel poverty.

Published 9 June 2021

Dundee woman secures new job after looking for support for fuel poverty

A Dundee woman looking for support with her fuel bills has ended up landing a new job.

Published 9 June 2021

Link Group engages fresh minds on fuel poverty

Link Group has recently engaged with students from the University of Edinburgh Business School as part of an innovative project to tackle fuel poverty in Scotland.

Published 4 June 2021

People’s Energy Company announces new senior appointments

People's Energy Company, the first Community Interest Company energy supplier, has announced new appointments to its senior leadership team.

Published 27 May 2021

Home energy efficiency measures implemented in East Renfrewshire

A number of companies are operating across East Renfrewshire to install measures to help make homes more energy efficient at reduced or no cost through the availability of funding or grants.

Published 18 May 2021

Argyll and Bute Council welcomes additional funding to help tackle fuel poverty

Argyll and Bute Council has received an additional £2.3 million from the Scottish Government’s Energy Efficient Scotland: Area Based Scheme Programme to help reduce fuel poverty in the area.

Published 12 May 2021

Almond Housing Association provides support for tenants struggling with fuel costs

Almond Housing Association (AHA) has created a package of support for those who are experiencing increased fuel costs and are struggling with the pressures brought on by the pandemic and subsequent restrictions.

Published 11 May 2021

Kingdom Housing Association relieves pressure for those most in need

Kingdom Housing Association has teamed up with Energy Action Scotland and local food poverty organisation EATS Rosyth to provide a low-cost alternative to cooking at home for tenants struggling with their fuel bills.

Published 7 May 2021

Architects launch net zero housebuilding strategy which will cut energy bills by 34%

A new housebuilding strategy that guarantees net zero carbon emissions for every new home, while reducing the cost of energy bills, has been launched by architects Anderson Bell + Christie (AB+C).

Published 4 May 2021

Di Alexander: Extreme fuel poverty crisis in the Highland and Islands needs government action

Di Alexander, chairman of the Highlands & Islands Housing Associations Affordable Warmth Group and former chair of the Scottish Government’s Rural Fuel Poverty Task Force, details how extreme fuel poverty continues to affect far too many of Scotland's citizens.

Published 4 May 2021

Scotland Social Housing Fuel Support Fund opens for applications

An emergency fund for Scottish housing associations to help tenants who are struggling with the cost of their energy bills is now live.

Published 16 April 2021

Energy Action Scotland seeks changes to winter payments to cut fuel poverty

Fuel poverty champions Energy Action Scotland is calling for winter fuel and cold weather payments to be more closely targeted at people who need it most.

Published 14 April 2021

Kingdom Housing Association energy adviser recognised at national Fuel Poverty Awards

Kingdom Housing Association is celebrating after winning a top accolade at Energy Action Scotland’s Fuel Poverty Awards.

Published 7 April 2021

Ofgem energy redress scheme awards over £2m to charities

The Energy Saving Trust has today revealed 32 new charity-run projects that will receive funding through Ofgem's Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme.

Published 30 March 2021