Fuel poverty

Holyrood committee’s fuel poverty calls 'welcome' but 'further ambition still required'

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has welcomed a report by the Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee which called for additional measures to be included in the Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill.

Published 30 January 2019

Holyrood committee calls for improvements to tackle fuel poverty

A Bill to reduce fuel poverty in Scotland has been given the support of a Holyrood committee but it warned that additional measures are required to put an end to thousands of people lacking the means to keep their homes warm.

Published 29 January 2019

Our Power falls into administration

Housing association-backed energy provider Our Power has ceased trading.

Published 28 January 2019

Parliamentary exhibition calls for warm homes for all

The Existing Homes Alliance Scotland (ExHAS) held an exhibition in Parliament this week to highlight the issues of energy efficiency and fuel poverty.

Published 25 January 2019

Hillcrest research suggests 52% of Scottish households are in fuel poverty

More than half of Scottish households have been plunged into fuel poverty as a result of crippling energy prices with people going to astonishing lengths in order to keep warm, new research has revealed.

Published 24 January 2019

New data unveils vast difference in energy switching rates across Scotland

Switching energy supplier could save each Scottish household more than £150 a year, with East Renfrewshire the local authority area where people are most likely to switch, new research has found.

Published 21 January 2019

Blog: Why we need a bold target on fuel poverty

As the Fuel Poverty Bill continues to make its way through Parliament, CIH Scotland’s policy and practice manager Ashley Campbell reflects on the need for cross party commitment to achieve real changes.

Published 10 January 2019

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