The cost of remoteness - reflecting higher living costs in remote rural Scotland when measuring fuel poverty: research report

This report estimates the percentage uplift required in remote rural areas of Scotland to calculate fuel poverty.


We wish to express our gratitude to the participants in groups from communities in remote rural Scotland for their hard work in helping us understand the different and additional costs associated with living in those areas.

At the Centre for Research in Social Policy (CRSP), Nicola Lomax provided invaluable support. We would also like to thank Alison Stout, Angelica Lorenzo and their colleagues at the Scottish Government for helping us to scope this work in accordance with the legislation, and for providing helpful comments on the draft report.



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