In its submission to Parliament on the scrutiny of the Draft Budget 15/16, the Alliance welcomed the Scottish Government’s ongoing commitment to addressing fuel poverty and making all of Scotland’s homes ‘warm, high quality, affordable, low carbon’ by 2030. Scottish Government funding has been crucial in securing above pro-rata investment from the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and with predecessor schemes.
However, we believe the Scottish Government’s investment of £79m in the Draft Budget 2015-16 is inadequate for the following reasons:
• Much more funding is required to address the challenges of fuel poverty.
• Current funding is also insufficient to meet climate change targets. T• The ECO scheme has been reduced substantially, with the total funding across Great Britain cut by nearly £1bn. The Scottish Government predicts the changes to ECO will mean a reduction of £50m pa for Scotland.
Read the submissions to the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee EET_supplementbudget_oct2014_FINAL
Read the submission to the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee ExHAS_ICI_budget_oct2014_FINAL