Fuel poverty



Scottish charities receive share of £2m energy redress fund

The Energy Saving Trust has awarded more than £2.1 million to 15 charities across the UK as part of the Energy Redress Scheme, which redistributes voluntary payments from UK energy companies.

Published 9 January 2019

Holyrood committee wants publicly owned energy company to be smart and strategic

A publicly owned energy company must be positioned at the heart of policy making, long-term in its thinking and flexible enough to react to change as it happens, according to a Holyrood committee.

Published 19 December 2018

Housing minister to give evidence to Holyrood committee on fuel poverty

The Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee will today ask the Scottish Government to outline how its upcoming Fuel Poverty Bill will make a “real, practical difference” to help eradicate fuel poverty.

Published 19 December 2018

Blog: Fuel Poverty Bill

Housing minister Kevin Stewart says the Scottish Government’s world leading Fuel Poverty Bill will continue to transform people’s lives.

Published 18 December 2018

A quarter of Scottish households still in fuel poverty

A quarter of households are still struggling with fuel poverty as new Scottish Government statistics revealed no real progress over the last 12 months.

Published 5 December 2018

Stornoway locals to share fuel poverty concerns with Holyrood committee

People from Stornoway are to meet the Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee to share their experiences of being in fuel poverty.

Published 4 December 2018

Labour launches Christmas campaign to tackle fuel poverty

One in four Scottish households will spend Christmas in fuel poverty, according to a new campaign launched today by Scottish Labour.

Published 3 December 2018

Glasgow City Council to outline fuel poverty demographic concerns at Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee will take evidence from local authorities, housing associations and energy efficiency experts tomorrow as it continues its examination of proposed legislation which sets a new target relating to the eradication of fuel poverty.

Published 27 November 2018

Holyrood committee takes evidence on new fuel poverty target

The Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee began hearing evidence yesterday as part of its examination of proposed legislation which sets a new target relating to the eradication of fuel poverty.

Published 22 November 2018

Dundee locals discuss fuel poverty issues with Holyrood committee

A group of MSPs from the Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee met with Dundee residents who struggle to heat their homes.

Published 21 November 2018

First sod cut on Clydebank district heating network

Work to construct West Dunbartonshire Council’s new high-tech heating system in Clydebank has officially begun.

Published 16 November 2018

Canny Glasgow consumers switch energy suppliers most often

The people of Glasgow are more likely to have switched their electricity and gas to a new supplier than anywhere else in Scotland, according to new research.

Published 16 November 2018

Dundee to agree investment plan for more than 1,000 new affordable homes

More than 1,000 affordable new homes will be built in Dundee between now and 2021, according to a new report set to be agreed by councillors next week.

Published 14 November 2018

Dundee advice team scoops top award for fight against fuel poverty

An energy advice team that aims to reduce fuel poverty and keep housing association tenants warm over winter were delighted to scoop a top industry award.

Published 9 November 2018

Energy price cap will give 11 million a fairer deal from January

Price protection for 11 million customers on poor value default tariffs will come into force on 1 January 2019, Ofgem has confirmed.

Published 7 November 2018