Fuel poverty

Warmworks Scotland: National fuel poverty scheme benefits health, wellbeing and day-to-day lives

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.

Published 2 December 2021

Wise Group launches data-driven report into fuel poverty and net-zero

Wise Group has published a new data-driven report into fuel poverty and net-zero.

Published 2 December 2021

Eòrpa explores fuel poverty in Scotland

BBC Alba's European current affairs programme Eòrpa has visited Caithness and Sutherland to find out about the impact fuel poverty has on rural Scotland.

Published 2 December 2021

Fuel poverty strategy 'must go further' to give assurance that Scotland will meet fuel poverty targets

The Scottish Government’s proposed Fuel Poverty Strategy is a useful start but lacks the policies and investment to meet the statutory fuel poverty targets according to the Existing Homes Alliance (EHA).

Published 26 November 2021

Energy retail companies ‘blocking gas access for fuel poor’

A fuel poverty campaigner and chief executive of the trade body Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) has called for the energy regulator to clamp down on suppliers who he claims are blocking measures to tackle fuel poverty.

Published 26 November 2021

Highland councillors react to concerning prevalence of fuel poverty

Stark figures illustrating the deeply concerning level of fuel poverty and tough financial decisions being faced by residents throughout the Highland region, particularly those in rural areas, were presented to members of the local authority's corporate resources committee yesterday.

Published 25 November 2021

Call for pensioners to receive extra £50 to help heat homes during winter

The Scottish Government is being urged to give pensioners in poverty and low income an extra £50 to help with the cost of heating their homes this winter.

Published 25 November 2021

New round of £2m Social Housing Fuel Support Fund opens

A new round of a £2 million fund that will help social landlords to support tenants who are struggling with fuel poverty has now opened for applications.

Published 22 November 2021

Additional £18m made available to help people save on heating bills this winter

An additional £18 million will be available this year to help householders install energy efficient measures and reduce their heating bills, bringing the total support available through Home Energy Scotland to £50m in 2021-2022.

Published 18 November 2021

Dundee City Council launches Fuel Well 2 programme

Help for households facing fuel poverty this winter has been launched in Dundee by the council through its Fuel Well 2 programme.

Published 17 November 2021

Scottish projects receive almost £400,000 to help tackle climate change

Centrica, which invited communities and entrepreneurs in Scotland to apply for a grant of up to £100,000 from its Energy for Tomorrow social impact fund for initiatives that can deliver affordable, accessible and sustainable energy solutions to help tackle climate change, has unveiled that four projects in Scotland will receive a total of almost £400,000.

Published 15 November 2021

Wheatley’s fuel advisors help customers save £625k in a year

Fuel advisors at Wheatley Group have been helping struggling customers with their gas and electricity bills.

Published 12 November 2021

Patrick Harvie visits Wheatley to see how group is driving green agenda

Patrick Harvie, minister for zero carbon buildings, active travel and tenants’ rights, visited a Glasgow community to see how Wheatley Group is leading the way in driving a green agenda and eliminating fuel poverty.

Published 10 November 2021

£41m Winter Support Fund launched for low income households

Funding to help people struggling financially and to ensure nobody is faced with rough sleeping this winter is part of a new £41 million support package from the Scottish Government.

Published 1 November 2021

Free and impartial energy advice continues in Aberdeen

Aberdeen City Council is continuing its long-term partnership with Scarf which allows city residents to access free and impartial energy advice services.

Published 29 October 2021