Fuel Poverty Strategy Consultation

Closed 1 Feb 2018

Opened 9 Nov 2017

Published Responses

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This consultation seeks views on proposals to tackle and diminish fuel poverty in Scotland.

The consultation document seeks views on an approach that brings together actions from across government, and across society, to create a comprehensive strategy to deliver reductions in fuel poverty. The consultation also seeks views on how progress should be monitored and how our aim to tackle fuel poverty effectively is translated into an appropriate statutory framework.

The Fuel Poverty Strategy will feed into the development of a new Warm Homes Bill which we plan to introduce in 2018.

Download full consultation paper here

Why We Are Consulting

The consultation looks at our existing approach and legislative framework for tackling fuel poverty and sets out detailed proposals for a new Fuel Poverty Strategy and the targets which will be enshrined in legislation.

To deliver the aims of the Fuel Poverty Strategy and the Warm Homes Bill which we plan to introduce in 2018 we are seeking views and any additional evidence in response to the questions that feature throughout the document.

What Happens Next

Where respondents have given permission for their response to be made public, and after we have checked that they contain no potentially defamatory material, responses will be made available to the public at http://consult.scotland.gov.uk. Where the respondent uses Citizen Space to respond, they will receive a copy of their response via email.

Following the closing date, all responses will be analysed and considered along with any other available evidence to help us. The analysis will be published in Spring 2018.


  • People of Scotland


  • Communities and Third Sector