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CAS welcomes Fuel Poverty consultation

9 Nov 2017

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has welcomed the Scottish government’s announcement of a new consultation on fuel poverty strategy.

Craig Salter, energy policy officer in the Consumer Futures Unit of CAS, said:

"In today’s Scotland nobody should be struggling to heat their home.

“So we welcome the Scottish Government's consultation on a new fuel poverty definition, strategy and targets. It offers the opportunity to help ensure that those in fuel poverty receive the support that they need.

“Fuel poverty remains far too high in Scotland at over 30%, and it is crucial that any new definition helps to target support effectively at those with the greatest need, while providing safeguards to ensure that anyone who needs support does not lose out.

“As Scotland’s consumer champion we will continue to work with the Scottish Government to help ensure that its new fuel poverty strategy is sufficiently ambitious to achieve these goals, and has consumers at its heart."

 

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