SB 16-18 Fuel Poverty in Scotland

There were an estimated 845,000 households living in fuel poverty in Scotland in 2014, or 34.9% of all households. The Scottish Government is aiming to eradicate fuel poverty in Scotland “as far as is reasonably practicable” by November 2016. This briefing looks at the statistics, summarises the policy measures in place and the associated levels of spending directed at tackling fuel poverty. The briefing also includes two case studies which attempt to show how Scottish Government schemes currently complement the UK-wide Energy Company Obligation programme (ECO) at a local level.

This briefing updates the March 2015 SPICe briefing of the same name.

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Published: 18 February 2016