Fuel poverty



New strategy published to transform heating in Scotland’s buildings

Plans to ensure all buildings in Scotland are warmer, more efficient and reach zero emissions by 2045 have been launched for consultation. 

Published 8 February 2021

Energy price cap to increase from April

Energy prices are set to rise by as much as £97 for millions of consumers in April as a result of changes in wholesale energy prices, regulator Ofgem said today.

Published 5 February 2021

Citizens Advice Scotland warns of increase in fuel debt

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is warning that fuel debt – being in debt to your energy supplier – is a growing concern for consumers as the latest data from the Citizens Advice network reveals a 13% increase in fuel debt advice as a proportion of all debt advice compared to November 2020.

Published 1 February 2021

Katy Syme: Meeting the challenges of fuel poverty and climate change

In this guest blog for CIH Scotland, Katy Syme talks about how Changeworks is supporting the housing sector to deliver on challenging targets and juggle competing priorities.

Published 21 January 2021

Govan community receives £200,000 energy boost

Families in Govan have been given a winter warmer with news of a £200,000 energy boost for the community.

Published 19 January 2021

Highland Council announces fuel support fund for low income households

Households in the Highlands who are on low income and experiencing fuel insecurities as a result of COVID-19 can apply for a Fuel Support Fund from the Highland Council.

Published 19 January 2021

Fuel Bank Foundation receives £444,500 from fuel poverty fund

The Fuel Bank Foundation has become the first organisation to receive a share of the Scottish Government's £7 million Fuel Poverty Fund to tackle fuel poverty this winter.

Published 14 January 2021

Another £2m awarded to charities through Ofgem's energy redress scheme

Ten charities have been successful in securing over £2 million of funding in the latest round of the Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme, the Energy Saving Trust announced today.

Published 12 January 2021

Council launches fuel poverty help for Dundee households

Dundee City Council has announced help for households facing fuel poverty as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 12 January 2021

Citizens Advice Scotland launches new energy saving campaign

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is encouraging people to ‘save your energy’ as the charity launches its Big Energy Saving Month 2021 campaign.

Published 11 January 2021

The Wise Group appointed by Inverclyde Council to help lower home energy bills

Social enterprise The Wise Group has been chosen by Inverclyde Council to help lower home energy bills for 1,000 elderly residents in the area.

Published 8 January 2021

CAS calls for further investment into energy efficiency measures amid soaring demand for advice

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is calling for greater investment in energy efficiency measures as demand for online advice soared as the weather turned cold.

Published 6 January 2021

Angus Council steps up fuel poverty and energy efficiency work

As part of its commitment to promote and improve energy efficiency and reduce fuel poverty, Angus Council is working in partnership with Scarf (Save Cash and Reduce Fuel) on a project aimed at the area’s private sector housing.

Published 18 December 2020

Energy bill ‘lifeline’ to be extended and increased under new White Paper

The UK Government has published its Energy White Paper, which details plans for what the government describes as a fair and affordable transition to lower carbon power production, heating, industry and transportation.

Published 15 December 2020

Pioneering Clydebank district heating network now operational

A high-tech new heating system which will transform the way homes, businesses and public buildings in Clydebank are heated is now operational.

Published 10 December 2020