William Eichler 17 September 2020

Holyrood announces £16m for fuel-poor households

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Fuel-poor households in Scotland are to benefit from a further £16m investment to improve energy efficiency in their homes, the Scottish government has announced.

The money will be used to improve insulation and install energy efficient heating systems, including those using renewable technology.

Warmer Homes Scotland, the Scottish government’s national fuel poverty scheme, will receive £6m, while area based schemes delivered by local authorities will receive £10m.

‘I’m pleased to be this providing additional funding for the area based schemes and Warmer Homes Scotland, which between them have supported more than 120,000 households across the country,’ said housing minister Kevin Stewart.

‘This new investment will help to improve the lives of fuel-poor people in Scotland, enabling them to live in warm, comfortable homes and pay less on their fuel bills while living in a greener, more sustainable way.

‘This funding is expected to help secure up to 200 jobs and means we are investing a total of £97m in grant funding to support fuel-poor households this year.’

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