Fuel poverty



CIH Scotland supports accelerated programme for energy efficiency

CIH Scotland has called for the introduction of a minimum energy efficiency standard of EPC C for all homes by 2030, including owner occupied homes.

Published 18 June 2019

Social landlords to receive £3.5m in extra funding for energy efficiency

The Scottish Government has announced funding of £3.5 million for social landlords to improve the energy efficiency of their properties.

Published 13 June 2019

SSEN partners with Citizens Advice Scotland to reduce fuel poverty in the north of Scotland

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) and Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have joined forces to launch a £140,000 energy advisor programme to support vulnerable households and help reduce fuel poverty in the north of Scotland.

Published 12 June 2019

New bill aims to lift households out of fuel poverty

Legislation to support people who struggle to pay their fuel bills, targeting those who need help the most, has been passed unanimously by the Scottish Parliament.

Published 12 June 2019

Amended Fuel Poverty Bill set for Royal Assent this summer

The Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill 2019 is expected to receive Royal Assent this summer after the legislation passed Stage 3 at Holyrood yesterday.

Published 7 June 2019

Scottish Parliament set to vote on fuel poverty amendments

MSPs will vote on a series of amendments to the Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill as the proposed legislation begins its third stage of proceedings today.

Published 6 June 2019

Majority of Scottish housing associations report increase in number of tenants struggling to heat homes

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has called on the UK Government to take “urgent action” after a survey found increasing numbers of tenants experiencing or at risk of fuel poverty.

Published 4 June 2019

Orkney Islands Council backs development of £28.5m ‘smart energy island'

Orkney Islands Council (OIC) is to support the development of a multi-partner £28.5 million renewable energy project which could ultimately eliminate the need for fossil fuels.

Published 4 June 2019

One in ten Scottish workers have missed energy bills due to lack of money

One tenth of Scots who are in work have had to miss paying gas or electricity bills at least once in the last year because they have run out of money, a new report has found.

Published 3 June 2019

‘Urgent action’ required to help vulnerable energy customers

The energy sector must take “urgent action” to better identify customers in vulnerable circumstances and improve the help and support given to them, according to a new report.

Published 31 May 2019

Energy suppliers and consultancy firm fined for competition breach

Ofgem has fined two suppliers and an energy software and consultancy service £870,000 collectively after they were found to have breached competition law.

Published 30 May 2019

SFHA issues funding call amid ‘deeply worrying’ fuel poverty increases

New estimates which suggest that more than one in 10 homes would be classed as being in extreme fuel poverty under the Scottish Government’s proposed new definitions are “deeply worrying” and highlight the need for vital investment, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has warned.

Published 20 May 2019

Government launches plan to empower energy consumers

An action plan to protect the rights of energy consumers and give them a say in how Scotland moves towards affordable clean energy has been launched by the Scottish Government.

Published 15 May 2019

£10m River Clyde Homes investment ‘to improve lives and places’

River Clyde Homes has unveiled the details of its multi-million pound investment plans for housing in Inverclyde.

Published 9 May 2019

£15.6m secured to address fuel poverty and energy efficiency in Argyll & Bute

Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA) has secured more than £15 million to tackle fuel poverty following a successful bid to the Warm Homes Fund.

Published 9 May 2019