The Scottish Government has finally – and formally – admitted that it will not meet its target to end fuel poverty in Scotland. The Scottish Government has a statutory duty under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 to ‘ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, that people are not living in fuel poverty in Scotland by November 2016’. Until now, Scottish Ministers have insisted that they remained committed to the target despite all indications that the gulf could not be bridged. With the most recent official figures for the year 2014 showing that around 35% of Scottish households remain in fuel poverty, it was clear that efforts would not be sufficient. There are currently around 845,000 households in fuel poverty in Scotland.
Scottish Energy Nerws 30th June 2016 read more »