Fuel poverty

Blog: Joining forces with the health sector to tackle cold homes

By Lisa Glass, partnership officer for health at Shelter Scotland

Published 31 March 2016

Frontline health and social care staff urged to spot signs of fuel poverty

Health and social care professionals across Scotland should be trained to spot the signs of fuel poverty and refer households for help, according to Shelter Scotland.

Published 30 March 2016

SNP conference makes energy efficiency commitment

The SNP’s commitment to taking the action required to meet to improve the energy efficiency of Scotland’s homes was reaffirmed after a vote at the party’s conference over the weekend.

Published 14 March 2016

People power collective switching campaign launches today

A campaign to cut the cost of electricity and gas in Scotland using people power is being launched today.

Published 1 March 2016

CIH Scotland calls for additional affordable housing funding to be maintained

The Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland has welcomed the additional funds committed towards affordable housing within the Scottish Budget for 2016-17 but urged the Holyrood to maintain further increased housing supply “as a top priority”.

Published 25 February 2016

Cruden Building & Renewals scoops major UK-wide innovation award

A Retrofit App designed to assist social landlords reduce fuel poverty has helped Cruden Building & Renewals take home the prize for Most Innovative Contractor at the prestigious UK-wide Housing Innovation Awards 2016.

Published 23 February 2016

Over a third of Scottish households remain in fuel poverty despite slight fall

The number of Scottish households in fuel poverty fell by around 15,000 between 2013 and 2014 but still represents 34.9 per cent of all households, according to a new report.

Published 19 February 2016

Fuel poverty initiatives named amongst engineering projects of the future

A project to develop Scandinavian-style urban district heating networks in Scotland and another to make all of the country’s buildings warm, healthy and affordable to heat have been named on a shortlist of low carbon, future-proof engineering projects fit for the 21st Century and beyond.

Published 15 February 2016

Call for energy efficiency to be accelerated in Draft Budget

WWF Scotland has urged the Scottish Government to increase its fuel poverty spending after three Holyrood committees challenged its plans.

Published 3 February 2016

Scottish Power becomes latest energy supplier to cut gas prices

Energy giant Scottish Power has announced plans to cut standard domestic gas prices by an average of 5.4 per cent from mid-March, the third of the big suppliers to do so in the space of two weeks.

Published 3 February 2016

Poverty advisor lists housing affordability among key recommendations to tackle inequality

Poverty and inequality consultant Naomi Eisenstadt has set out 15 recommendations on what more the Scottish Government and others can do to tackle poverty in Scotland.

Published 21 January 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 Government to cut fuel poverty funding by £15m, claims Labour

Scottish Labour has accused the SNP of planning to cut the country’s fuel poverty budget by up to £15 million in the next year.

Published 12 January 2016

£10.6m district heating scheme to tackle fuel poverty in Glasgow

More than 700 Glasgow households will see their heating bills reduced through a £10.6 million project.

Published 8 January 2016

‘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