Scottish Government put £12.5m toward fighting fuel poverty

The Scottish Government is set to offer 200,000 homes free help through energy efficiency measures to the tune of £12.5 million. The Universal Home Insulation Scheme (UHIS) will be carried […]

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By Tom Gibson

The Scottish Government is set to offer 200,000 homes free help through energy efficiency measures to the tune of £12.5 million. The Universal Home Insulation Scheme (UHIS) will be carried out by local authorities in a bid to reduce fuel poverty.

Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Capital Investment Alex Neil, said: “With the onset of winter just round the corner, now more than ever, we need to offer support and immediate assistance to those most in need to help them heat their homes and stay energy efficient.

Trisha McAuley, Deputy Director of Consumer Focus Scotland welcomed the support from the Government: “The high take up of insulation measures last year showed how effective the Scheme is, both in terms of tackling fuel poverty, and also of reducing carbon emissions.”

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