Central to the operation of the new Scottish Fuel Poverty Advisory Panel and Partnership Forum is the forging of partnerships between public sector, private sector, agencies and third sector delivery bodies to understand the issues facing those in fuel poverty in Scotland, and advising Ministers on issues and potential policy changes required.
Working closely with the new Scottish Fuel Poverty Advisory Panel, the Scottish Fuel Poverty Partnership Forum will be a representative body for the wider fuel poverty sector, and will:
- review the annual Scottish House Condition Survey results regarding levels of fuel poverty;
- provide a source of expertise that will be called upon to sit on short life working groups and provide evidence to the Advisory Panel when required; and
- support a co-ordinated approach to tackling fuel poverty across the public, private and third sectors.
Independently chaired by Ann Loughrey, the new Partnership Forum includes representatives from 26 organisations as follows:
- Age Scotland
- Association for the Conservation of Energy
- Centrica Plc.
- Child Poverty Action Group
- Citizens Advice Scotland
- Department of Work & Pensions (UK Government)
- Energy Action Scotland
- Energy Saving Trust
- Energy UK
- Existing Homes Alliance
- NHS Health Scotland
- Scotia Gas Networks
- Scotland's Social Security Agency
- Scottish & Southern Energy
- Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks
- Scottish Association of Landlords
- Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
- Scottish Housing Energy Efficiency Network
- ScottishPower Energy Networks
- The Poverty Alliance
- The Poverty Truth Commission
- Tighean Innse Gall
Membership of the Partnership Forum will be reviewed every two years to ensure appropriate representation of interests is maintained.
The Forum's second meeting is due in December 2018, and minutes from the first two meetings will be published on this page soon.
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