More than 200 rural homes are to be offered targeted support to cut energy bills as part of a review of fuel poverty. Advisers from Home Energy Scotland (HES) will visit 220 properties under the £300,000 year-long scheme before a decision on rolling it out across the country. It has been set up in response to recommendations of the fuel poverty strategic working group and rural fuel poverty taskforce. Charities including Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) welcomed the move. It was announced by Communities Secretary Angela Constance.
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