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Question reference: S6W-23677

  • Asked by: Brian Whittle, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 7 December 2023
  • Current status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 21 December 2023


To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-22664 by Patrick Harvie on 16 November 2023, whether applicants to the Home Energy Scotland Grant and Loan scheme must meet a minimum (a) repair and (b) insulation standard, where technically feasible, prior to becoming eligible for funding for renewable heating systems.


Renewables systems must be recommended on an Energy Performance Certificate or a report issued by a Home Energy Scotland advisor. When a renewables report is carried out for an applicant, the assessor will bring to the attention of the owner any issues in the property that may affect the energy efficiency improvements. It is the responsibility of the owner of the property to address these issues.

Where loft/roof and wall insulation are recommended on the Energy Performance Certificate of the property, these must be either be installed prior to the renewables system applied for or be installed as part of the funding application.