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Scottish government tackle fuel poverty with £60 million boost

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The Scottish Government have launched a £60 million fund to help councils to assist homes in fuel poverty and provide insulation.

This is part of  the Home Energy Efficiency Programme for Scotland (HEEPS) which improves efficiency for houses through measures such as solid wall, loft or cavity insulation.

£42 million will be shared out to the councils, with the remaining £18 million being made available to local authorities to develop large scale schemes.

Housing Minister Margaret Burgess said: “This £60 million investment will help households in fuel poor areas stay warm and reduce their energy bills. Rising energy bills remain a huge concern for this government. Today’s funding will see thousands of homes across Scotland receive new measures like solid wall insulation and help to drive down the number of people living in fuel poverty.

“The investment will also support and sustain the insulation industry in Scotland.”

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