Fuel poverty

Scottish Government to invest additional £16m to tackle fuel poverty

Fuel-poor households are to benefit from a further £16 million investment to improve energy efficiency in their homes.

Published 16 September 2020

Sarah Stewart: Heat Networks Bill - will housebuilders warm up to it?

Sarah Stewart from Burness Paull considers the Scottish Government's Heat Networks Bill and its impact on the housing and heating industries.

Published 4 September 2020

Scottish Government fleshes out £1.6bn green recovery investment

The Scottish Government has said it will invest nearly £1.6 billion to directly support up to 5,000 jobs and tackle fuel poverty as part of its plans to drive Scotland’s green recovery and end its contribution to climate change.

Published 4 September 2020

HHP offers fuel vouchers to local residents

Hebridean Housing Partnership (HHP) is providing assistance to those who are struggling with fuel poverty by offering fuel vouchers to local residents. 

Published 3 September 2020

Dundee unveils draft developer guidance on local heat networks

New guidance for developers on connecting to or creating district heating systems in Dundee could be set for consultation.

Published 2 September 2020

Child Winter Heating Assistance benefit announced by Scottish Government

The Scottish Government yesterday laid legislation to enable the delivery of the new Child Winter Heating Assistance.

Published 1 September 2020

SFHA seeks members’ views on Heat Networks (Scotland) Bill

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) is encouraging its members with experience of heat networks to help the organisation inform its evidence to the Scottish Parliament on the Heat Networks (Scotland) Bill.

Published 21 August 2020

East Lothian Council partners with People’s Energy to tackle fuel poverty

East Lothian Council has today launched a new project which will offer affordable, sustainable and fair energy for all residents as part of a joint commitment to help eradicate fuel poverty.

Published 20 August 2020

Warm Home Discount scheme 'not reaching all the people it needs to', says CAS

The UK Government's Warm Home Discount scheme (WHD) is seen as vital by those who receive it but it is failing to help significant numbers of people in Scotland who are in fuel poverty, according to new research by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) and Changeworks.

Published 7 August 2020

People’s Energy unveils expansion plans with Selkirk move

Energy provider People’s Energy is expanding to create an initial 100 new jobs over the next few months after it joined South of Scotland Enterprise as new tenants of Ettrick Riverside Office Space in Selkirk.

Published 5 August 2020

Coronavirus recovery ‘must invest in fuel poverty and energy efficiency’

A Commission established to make recommendations to ministers on how Scotland can transition to a net-zero economy by 2045 while mitigating risks that could arise in relation to fuel poverty, among other things, has issued its first report.

Published 4 August 2020

Energy Action Scotland calls for mercy over lockdown energy debts

Energy Action Scotland (EAS) has called on First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to intervene as energy companies across Scotland are permitted to pursue unpaid energy bills amid the coronavirus crisis. 

Published 23 July 2020

Ofgem Energy Redress Scheme makes £13m available for charities to support vulnerable consumers and households

The Ofgem Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme (Energy Redress Scheme) reopened its eighth funding round for applications last week with £13 million available to charities in Great Britain.

Published 14 July 2020

New report outlines eight point plan for Scotland’s green recovery

Retrofitting buildings is one of a number of key actions the Scottish Government should undertake to ensure Scotland’s post-COVID-19 sets a path to net zero, according to a group of civic and business leaders.

Published 13 July 2020

Work resumes on Warmer Homes Scotland fuel poverty scheme

A national scheme to help reduce people’s fuel bills restarted yesterday, bringing more than 300 staff out of furlough to start installing energy efficiency measures in people’s homes.

Published 2 July 2020