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Households impacted by the Home Energy Efficiency Programmes: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.


Information requested

Please tell me the number of households impacted by the Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland (HEEPS), for the years (i) 2016/17, (ii) 2017/18, (iii) 2018/19, (iv) 2019/20, and (v) 2020/21, broken down programme and by local authority area.

Response

I enclose a copy of some of the information you requested. Please note that this information is collected on a regional basis as the service is delivered regionally as opposed to a local authority basis and so the Scottish Government does not hold information for surveys and installs at local authority level.

The table below shows the number of households helped on a regional basis.

Region

Warmer Homes Scotland 
Completed 
Installations 2016/17

Warmer Homes Scotland Completed Installations 2017/18

Warmer Homes Scotland Completed Installations 2018/19

Warmer Homes Scotland Completed Installations 2019/20

Warmer Homes Scotland Completed Installations 2020/21

Islands

242

335

216

235

132

Highlands

584

419

347

282

210

North East

906

719

626

496

430

South West

589

532

370

400

258

South East

1031

1027

815

699

586

Strathclyde and Central

1974

1799

1444

1495

1288

Total

5326

4903

3818

3607

2904

I have included below a table of surveys undertaken by region.

Warmer Homes Scotland – Surveys undertaken on a Regional Basis

Survey Completed Year

Highlands

Islands

North East

South East

South West

Strathclyde & Central

Grand Total

2016/17

772

343

1,386

1,718

982

3,139

8,340

2017/18

499

384

1,000

1,380

700

2,289

6,252

2018/19

432

303

875

1,239

525

2,001

5,375

2019/20

393

317

752

1,046

526

2,039

5,073

2020/21

415

273

943

1,224

583

2,469

5,907

GRAND TOTAL

2511

1620

4,956

6,607

3316

11,937

30,947

The following table shows a breakdown of numbers of loans issued through the Home Energy Scotland loan scheme. We do not hold this information by the number of households receiving a loan because, in some cases households apply for more than one loan.

Local Authority

Number paid -20/21 budget

Number paid -19/20 budget

Number paid -18/19 budget

Number paid -17/18 budget

Aberdeen City

38

46

43

33

Aberdeenshire

97

112

97

60

Angus

26

32

44

26

Argyll & Bute

107

55

72

31

Clackmannanshire

14

5

11

3

Dumfries & Galloway

44

44

49

33

Dundee City

11

24

53

36

East Ayrshire

11

23

30

16

East Dunbartonshire

12

10

19

13

East Lothian

29

40

37

32

East Renfrewshire

9

6

17

12

Edinburgh, City of

82

131

163

134

Eilean Siar

11

19

22

8

Falkirk

26

30

41

30

Fife

81

83

144

73

Glasgow City

48

70

97

73

Highland

129

124

129

102

Inverclyde

9

8

9

6

Midlothian

12

17

24

41

Moray

39

32

28

17

North Ayrshire

39

49

53

27

North Lanarkshire

25

23

49

35

Orkney Islands

31

48

26

13

Perth & Kinross

62

64

82

45

Renfrewshire

14

31

30

17

Scottish Borders

49

54

72

41

Shetland Islands

23

18

15

5

South Ayrshire

26

22

35

19

South Lanarkshire

49

59

87

46

Stirling

39

50

45

28

West Dunbartonshire

4

17

8

4

West Lothian

30

43

45

33

TOTAL

1226

1389

1676

1092

The following data shows the numbers of loans taken through the Equity loan scheme over the last 5 years.

Local Authority

Number of Lloans

Argyll & Bute

19

Dundee City

3

Eilean Siar

4

Glasgow City

19

Inverclyde

2

Perth & Kinross

23

Renfrewshire

4

Stirling

2

Total

76

The numbers of households helped and completed measures through the ABS programme are available to view on our webpage here Area-Based Schemes - gov.scot (www.gov.scot). Individual breakdown by year and local authority area can also be accessed through the webpage as well, this is under ‘Annual Final Measures Reports’.

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