Following the recent elections in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, two major energy charities have published a joint report highlighting why progress to eradicate fuel poverty across the UK has slowed despite statutory commitments and current policies – notwithstanding last week’s elections to the Scottish parliament and devolved administrations in Wales and N. Ireland. The UK Fuel Poverty Monitor – produced annually by Energy Action Scotland and the National Energy Association in England – reports that huge variations and changes to relevant national and UK wide affordable warmth policies have inevitably hindered progress to eradicate fuel poverty. EAS and the NEA have produced the annual UK Fuel Poverty Monitor report since 2003. The report specifically aims to review fuel poverty policies in the four UK nations. It also provides an opportunity to identify cross-nation learning to inform policy makers and practitioners. The publication of this year’s report reviews progress on the previous recommendations that have been made since 2010 and draws this analysis together within each country and at a UK level.
Scottish Energy News 10th May 2016 read more »