The draft Scottish Budget fails to provide the ambition required to crack the problem of Scotland’s inefficient homes for good, says the Existing Homes Alliance.
The Scottish Government announced that total spend on fuel poverty and home energy efficiency for the financial year 2017-18 will be set at £114m, a small increase on the 2016-17 figure of £103.3m, but a cut in comparison to the £119m spent in 2015-16. It falls well below the £190m figure the Existing Homes Alliance believes is necessary to begin the transition to a programme capable of eradicating fuel poverty in Scotland and meeting our climate change targets. The additional £75m the Alliance believes is required represents just under a quarter of 1% of the Scottish Government’s total expenditure.
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