fuel poverty

  • Winter heating assistance


    Winter heating assistance will replace the current UK-wide Winter Fuel Payments and Cold Weather Payments in Scotland.


    June 2018      Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018.

    The Act makes provision for cold spell and winter heating assistance regulations

    By 2021          Winter heating assistance available from Social Security Scotland.


  • Tackling fuel poverty


    Tackling fuel poverty was discussed as one way to maximise available family incomes. A number of options were discussed, including improving insulation and decreasing fuel costs.

  • Fuel Rights Handbook


    Fuel Rights Handbook

    Price £25   288 pages     ISBN 978 1 906076 90 0 

  • Government and energy companies must act on Hills fuel poverty report

    press release

    In response to the publication today of the Hills report on fuel poverty, the Head of Policy for Child Poverty Action Group, Imran Hussain, said:

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  • Who is fuel poor?

    Issue 131 (Autumn 2008)

    By June 2008 the domestic fuel commodity price index had increased by 51 per cent from 2005, more than five times the rate of general inflation. The energy companies have warned that prices will rise again – by between a quarter and a third this winter. Harriet Harman told us that she had she spent her week as Acting Prime Minister working on a package of measures to increase the level of investment in energy-saving schemes in low-income housing and exploring other ways to tackle fuel poverty. Here, Jonathan Bradshaw asks who the Government should be targeting.