£38 Million Further Investment to Reduce Fuel Poverty

18 Apr 2019

People across Scotland at risk of fuel poverty will benefit from and additional £38 million of investment through Warmer Homes Scotland to make homes warmer and energy efficient.

 

Warmer Homes Scotland is a scheme established and funded by the SNP Government, to help people make their homes warmer and more comfortable by installing energy saving measures. Managing agent Warmworks will continue delivering the Government’s fuel poverty scheme over the next two years.

 

People at risk of fuel poverty are eligible through the scheme to improve their property with measures such as new heating systems and insulation.

 

Since the launch of Warmworks in 2015, thousands of people across Scotland have been helped to become warmer in their homes, with households saving an average of over £300 per year on their energy bills.

 

The extension of the Warmer Homes Scotland to 2022 demonstrates the SNP Government’s commitment to eradicating fuel poverty and increasing energy efficiency.

 

After meeting the 15,000th Warmer Homes Scotland customer, Housing Minister Kevin Stewart MSP said:

 

“I welcome the contract extension with Warmworks to continue the eradication of fuel poverty. This funding will have a huge impact on people seeking to make essential improvements to the energy efficiency of their home.

 

“We have taken a world leading approach to tackling fuel poverty with the introduction of the Fuel Poverty Bill and setting an ambitious target that, by 2040, no more than 5% of Scottish households are in fuel poverty.

 

“I’m delighted to see for myself the excellent work being done in homes across Scotland, making them warmer and more affordable to heat.”

 

Kenneth Gibson MSP welcomed the announcement, stating:

 

“It is great to see this continued investment, which means more people will be living healthier lives in better insulated homes, with lower household bills. As such, Warmer Homes Scotland addresses a variety of issues affecting people across North Ayrshire and Scotland.

 

“My advice to residents is to always take time to consider what it is you want and make sure that what you are being offered by a contractor, suits your needs.”

 

Visit the Warmer Homes Scotland website or phone 0808 808 2282 to find out how you can reduce your energy bills.

 

Further information on Fuel Poverty can be accessed here.

 

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