Key Issues

A range of policies, legislation and programmes at all levels of government impact on progress towards reducing and ultimately eradicating fuel poverty.  Current and relevant information can be found in this section.

Fuel Poverty Overview gives a snapshot of fuel poverty facts and figures, definitions and causes.

EAS’s position on the main contributing factors to fuel poverty are stated here, as are briefings produced by EAS on relevant topics.

The Policy, Legislation and Schemes section covers the relevant aspects of fuel poverty and related matters at local, Scotland, UK and European levels. As well as policy, it gives overviews of the current fuel poverty and domestic energy efficiency schemes relevant to Scotland.

Statistics and Trends highlights the key figures for topics such as official fuel poverty rates, energy price levels, Excess Winter Deaths and changes in overall poverty and inequality in Scotland.

Fuel Poverty and Health details the effect of cold indoor temperatures on health, and signposts to relevant research and initiatives.