In advance of John Swinney MSP, Deputy First Minister, giving evidence to the Economy, Energy and Tourism (EET) Committee of the Scottish Parliament on the Draft Budget 2016-17, the Existing Homes Alliance have called on the Scottish Government to reverse their decision to cut the fuel poverty/energy efficiency budget.
Responding to the Scottish Government’s draft budget announced today  members of the Existing Homes Alliance Scotland voiced disappointment: Alan Ferguson Chair of The Existing Homes Alliance Scotland said: “Just a day after we learnt that there has been no progress in reducing the 35 per cent of Scottish households living in fuel poverty, the … [Continue Reading]
+ 35% of Scottish households still in fuel poverty, with statutory deadline for eradicating less than a year away + Groups call for long-term investment in the Scottish Government Budget to end cold homes in Scotland by 2025. Read full release here: Scottish House Condition Survey Final
The Existing Homes Alliance Scotland has joined with a large group of civic organisations today (Tuesday, Otober 13, 2015) to call on the Scottish Government to end the blight of Scotland’s draughty, unhealthy homes by 2025. The group, ranging from the Church of Scotland to the Federation of Master Builders, says the Scottish Government must … [Continue Reading]
In an opinion piece for the Scotsman, Existing Homes Alliance Scotland chair Alan Ferguson explains why we need energy efficiency to be a National Infrastructure Priority to tackle fuel poverty. This approach will mean investing significantly more from the Scottish capital budget over a long timescale, with private funding and innovative funding models also having … [Continue Reading]