Tuesday, 28 February 2017

EAS Reaction to New Fuel Poverty Figures by Local Authority in Scotland

With wintry weather still gripping the country, the new fuel poverty figures for each local authority in Scotland published today (28 Feb) are significant and the charity Energy Action Scotland say they highlight the scale of the problem which many households face to keep themselves and their families warm at home.

Friday, 3 February 2017

Fear that Energy Price Rises will Push Up Fuel Poverty

The news today (Feb 3) that npower is increasing its electricity and gas prices for customers next month by up to 15 per cent will without doubt set off alarm bells for many people already struggling to afford their fuel bills. Some other energy companies have already said they also expect to increase prices this spring.

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Thursday, 2 February 2017

First Comprehensive Study of Scottish Projects Dealing with the Health Implications of Fuel Poverty

The vital and sometimes life-saving work carried out by dozens of organisations across Scotland that tackle health issues caused by fuel poverty has been mapped in a new report published today, Thursday 02 February 2017.

‘Health-Related Fuel Poverty Schemes in Scotland’ (1) has been co-authored by Shelter Scotland and Energy Action Scotland.

The authors say they hope the learnings from the report – such as the difficulties in accessing what can be short-term, ad hoc funding and dealing with data-protection issues – will lead to a more cohesive, national approach for tackling fuel poverty-related health issues.

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