Scotland awards £444k to tackle fuel poverty this winter

The Fuel Bank Foundation is receiving the funding to extend its work, which includes providing same-day support to top up prepayment meters for those at risk of disconnection

UK billpayers ‘could see energy bills rise by up to £63m’ as December begins

Uswitch warns 816,000 households could be affected by fixed deals ending and suggests they could see bills rise by an average of £155 as they are moved onto standard variable tariffs

Wales consults on new plans to further reduce fuel poverty by 2035

One of the key proposals will see continuous investment to deliver home energy efficiency improvements through the Warm Homes Programme

Green Homes Grant demand ‘could outpace supply’

Almost 62% of homeowners in England are interested in the government’s Green Homes Grant, according to a survey

Scotlands’ fuel-poor to receive £16m of new energy efficiency support

The funding aims to improve insulation and install energy efficient heating systems, in order to contribute to Scotland’s net zero targets

Scotland announces £1.6bn to support jobs and tackle fuel poverty

It is part of the government’s enhanced Green New Deal, which aims to transform the energy efficiency and heat of buildings and rapidly accelerate decarbonisation

East Lothian Council launches special venture to tackle local fuel poverty

The new supplier will be created in association with Community Interest Company energy firm People’s Energy

Portsmouth residents save £800k on energy bills with council scheme

Hundreds of households received fully funded gas central heating system, energy top-ups and free boiler replacements

Scottish fuel poverty charity calls on Nicola Sturgeon for ‘mercy over lockdown energy debts’

Fuel poverty kills six people in Scotland every day of winter, according to the Energy Action Scotland, which asks for protection of customers as companies start to pursue unpaid bills

More than 200,000 households ‘set to fall into fuel poverty as economy tumbles’

That’s the suggestion from the End Fuel Poverty Coalition, which warns a second wave of the virus arriving during colder weather could be ‘catastrophic for individuals and health services’