Fuel poverty



Fuel poverty cases increase 130 per cent in four years

The number of fuel poverty cases recorded by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has increased by 130 per cent since 2011, according to new figures.

Published 26 October 2015

Call to deliver warm homes after winter deaths reach 15 year high

Charity groups have called on Scotland’s political parties to commit to “end the scourge of cold, energy-wasting, hard-to-heat homes” after new figures revealed that winter deaths in Scotland have reached their highest level for 15 years.

Published 20 October 2015

SNP accused of winter fuel payments U-turn

Social justice secretary Alex Neil has moved to promise that the winter fuel payment will not be abolished or means-tested only hours after civil servants disclosed that the plans were being considered.

Published 14 October 2015

Work underway on over 100 affordable homes for Dunbar

East Lothian Council has concluded a legal agreement worth £8.3 million to purchase 71 flats and houses on two sites at Hallhill, Dunbar from Mansell Homes (part of the Balfour Beatty group).

Published 30 September 2015

Time to influence delivery in tackling fuel poverty in Scotland

Practitioners involved in tackling fuel poverty must act now to influence future delivery, a fuel poverty conference was told.

Published 25 September 2015

Major energy work to transform Melville homes in Forth

Melville Housing Association customers in the South Lanarkshire town of Forth should see significant savings on their heating bills, following the announcement of a major energy efficiency project that will start this autumn.

Published 18 September 2015

New £224m scheme to tackle fuel poverty

First minister Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled a new fuel poverty scheme, backed by up to £224 million from the Scottish Government, which will help as many as 28,000 Scots to heat their homes.

Published 15 September 2015

North Lanarkshire Council launches energy saving scheme sequel

A new scheme has been launched to help North Lanarkshire residents save on their gas and electricity bills by switching energy providers.

Published 8 September 2015

Work starts on £5m Paisley housing project tackling fuel poverty

Work is underway on the first phase of a £5 million programme to reduce the risk of fuel poverty among hundreds of households in Paisley.

Published 2 September 2015

HEEPS energy efficiency fund ‘will help thousands’

Almost 2,000 of Scotland’s poorest households will benefit from a £5 million fund to make their homes cheaper to keep warm, housing minister Margaret Burgess has revealed.

Published 24 August 2015

New initiative builds on engineering past to tackle fuel poverty

A new report is to explore how Scotland’s proud engineering tradition can be harnessed to tackle fuel poverty, improve public health, create jobs and slash carbon emissions.

Published 24 August 2015

Rural fuel poverty taskforce meets in Inverness

The Scottish Rural Fuel Poverty Task Force is meeting for the first time in Inverness today, exploring the issues facing people from rural communities who are in fuel poverty.

Published 20 August 2015

Scottish Borders Housing Association secures fuel poverty grant

Scottish Borders Housing Association (SBHA) is to tackle fuel poverty after it was successful in winning a grant from the Scottish Government.

Published 16 July 2015

Renfrewshire unveils £6m poverty blueprint

Renfrewshire Council is to be the first local authority in Scotland to set up a child poverty fighting fund after councillors unanimously approved the allocation of the scheme.

Published 26 June 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