New Scottish group to tackle fuel poverty

A Strategic Working Group to tackle fuel poverty will be set up in Scotland. It will look at how new powers developed in the country can be best used to […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

A Strategic Working Group to tackle fuel poverty will be set up in Scotland.

It will look at how new powers developed in the country can be best used to improve energy efficiency and eliminate fuel poverty.

The group will report to Scottish ministers in a year.

It will also work with the Scottish Rural Fuel Poverty Task Force and the Fuel Poverty Forum.

Alex Neil, Scotland’s Social Justice Secretary said: “We recognise that increasing energy efficiency is the most sustainable way to reduce people’s fuel bills. We also recognise the scale of the challenge before us – this working group will provide strategic input to the development of Scottish Government energy efficiency policy, which will build on our efforts to date and see how we can go further.”

Scotland has recently launched a new energy efficiency scheme worth up to £224 to help people heat their homes.