Publication - Research and analysis

Lived experience of fuel poverty: evidence review

Review of evidence about the lived experience of fuel poverty in Scotland.

25 page PDF

897.8 kB

25 page PDF

897.8 kB

Contents
Lived experience of fuel poverty: evidence review
Footnotes

25 page PDF

897.8 kB

Footnotes

1. https://www.gov.scot/publications/consultation-enhanced-heating-regimes-within-new-definition-fuel-poverty/pages/7/

2. SHCS models required energy consumption and fuel costs for each household to achieve the recommended heating regime, based on information available about the dwelling and household characteristics as well as temperature, solar radiation and wind speed in the regional location of the property. This data, along with survey information about household income, housing and childcare costs, is used to determine whether the household is fuel poor, along with the corresponding depth or fuel poverty gap.

3. The Scottish Housing Regulator National Report on the Scottish Social Housing Charter 2017/18 states that 94% of homes meet the Scottish Housing Quality Standard, and 80% of homes are compliant with EESSH.

4. Economy 7 is a type of electricity tariff that has a different price per kWh based on your time of use and is used with an Economy 7 meter. It's usually based around day and night-time usage, with the price/kWh being cheaper at night.

5. These are: British Gas, EDF Energy, E.ON UK, npower, Scottish Power and SSE


Contact

Email: socialresearch@gov.scot