Fuel poverty



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

Regulator unveils new EESSH monitor indicators

New indicators that will be used to monitor social landlords’ performance against Energy Efficiency Standard for Scottish Social Housing (EESSH) have been published by the Scottish Housing Regulator.

Published 29 March 2021

Scotland’s national chef Gary Maclean helps families in fuel poverty

Scotland’s national chef Gary Maclean is backing a new campaign to help families struggling with rising fuel bills by providing tasty ways of keeping costs down.

Published 26 March 2021

Argyll and Bute Council secures funding to fight against fuel poverty

Argyll and Bute Council and Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA) have welcomed the investment of £1.23 million from the UK Government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Demonstrator (SHDFD) project.

Published 26 March 2021

Over 50,000 households to get warmer, greener homes in £562m boost

From this week, the homes of 50,000 UK households will be upgraded with green improvements from a £562 million fund, reducing carbon emissions and supporting thousands of green jobs across the country.

Published 23 March 2021

Affordable Warmth programme in Glasgow saves 590,000 tonnes of carbon emissions

A report to Glasgow City Council has outlined how the Affordable Warmth programme in the city has delivered energy-efficiency improvements to homes that will result in a saving of almost 590,000 tonnes in carbon emissions.

Published 11 March 2021

Dundee fuel poverty fund distributed £300,000 during winter months of lockdown

A dedicated fund has distributed almost £300,000 to people struggling with fuel poverty during the winter months of lockdown in Dundee.

Published 11 March 2021

North Lanarkshire Council helps lift families out of fuel poverty

North Lanarkshire Council has reduced the number of households living in fuel poverty by 4,000 over the past year, improving the lives of its tenants and residents and reducing its carbon emissions

Published 11 March 2021

Existing Homes Alliance welcomes extra funds for energy efficiency and fuel poverty

The Existing Homes Alliance Scotland (EHA) has welcomed the announcement of additional funds for energy efficiency as part of budget negotiations, taking the total funding for domestic heat decarbonisation, energy efficiency and fuel poverty to £201 million for 2021/22.

Published 9 March 2021

£4 million Home Heating Support Fund launched

A £4 million support fund has been launched to help Scots struggling with their energy bills during the coronavirus lockdown.

Published 1 March 2021

People’s Energy calls for Budget support for Scottish fuel poverty and green initiatives

Edinburgh-based energy supplier People’s Energy Company is calling on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to provide more help for people struggling with fuel poverty in his Budget on March 3.

Published 25 February 2021

Heat Networks (Scotland) Bill passed by MSPs

Legislation which will help cut emissions, reduce fuel poverty and create green jobs by accelerating the deployment of heat networks has been passed unanimously by the Scottish Parliament.

Published 24 February 2021

Heat Networks Bill set for Stage 3 debate

Proposed legislation to encourage greater deployment of heat networks in Scotland in order to help reduce emissions from heating homes and buildings will be debated at Stage 3 in the Scottish Parliament today.  

Published 23 February 2021

Wheatley tenants save more than £1m thanks to fuel advice service

Wheatley Group’s fuel advice service has helped tenants save over £1 million on their energy bills over the past year.

Published 11 February 2021

Wellhouse Housing Association tackles resident fuel poverty during pandemic

Wellhouse Housing Association (WHA) is working to help local residents stay warm this winter by sharing £1,000 among those unable to heat their homes.

Published 11 February 2021