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DRIVE TO END FUEL POVERTY IN SCOTLAND

17 Jun 2019

SHONA ROBISON MSP SAYS FUEL POVERTY BILL WILL “MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE” IN DUNDEE

 

MSP for Dundee City East, Shona Robison, has given her backing to the Scottish Government’s world-leading Fuel Poverty Bill that was passed unanimously by MSPs last week.

 

Under the plans no more than 5% of households in Scotland will be in fuel poverty by 2040 – ensuring families who struggle to heat their homes are given the right support.

 

By the end of 2021 the Scottish Government will have invested over £1 billion to tackle fuel poverty and improve the energy efficiency of Scottish houses.

 

Commenting, Shona Robison MSP said:

 

“The SNP is fully committed to tackling fuel poverty across Scotland – this world-leading legislation will go a long way in helping to support low income households here in Dundee City East.

 

“This bill is designed to work for everyone regardless of where in Scotland they live. Scotland is now among only a handful of European nations to have legally defined fuel poverty – linking the definition to household incomes and the higher cost of living in rural and island areas.

 

“The SNP’s Fuel Poverty Bill is a massive step in tackling fuel poverty and will help make a real difference to the lives of thousands of people in Dundee.”

 

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