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Heat in buildings strategy: equality impact assessment

Summary document setting out the results of the full Equality impact assessment (EQIA) which has been carried out for the Heat in Buildings strategy.

Heat in buildings strategy: equality impact assessment
Key Findings

Key Findings

42. This EqIA identified a range of potentially positive and negative impacts of the Heat in Buildings Strategy and actions that will be undertaken to mitigate the negative impacts.

43. Key findings have been that some people may experience negative impacts as a result of one or more protected characteristic. In particular these possible negative impacts centre around challenges with:

Age

  • Cost (installation, upkeep and running costs of low and zero emissions heating systems due to lower income levels); and,
  • Engagement (accessibility of advice and services, being informed, included and supported).

Disability

  • Cost (installation, upkeep and running costs of low and zero emissions heating systems due to lower income levels); and,
  • Engagement (accessibility of advice and services, being informed, included and supported).

Sex

  • Cost (installation, upkeep and running costs of low and zero emissions heating systems due to lower income levels).

Paternity and Maternity

  • Cost (installation, upkeep and running costs of low and zero emissions heating systems due to lower income levels).

Gender reassignment

  • Cost (installation, upkeep and running costs of low and zero emissions heating systems due to lower income levels).

Sexual orientation

  • Cost (installation, upkeep and running costs of low and zero emissions heating systems due to lower income levels).

Race

  • Cost (installation, upkeep and running costs of low and zero emissions heating systems due to lower income levels); and,
  • Engagement (accessibility of advice and services, being informed, included and supported).

Religion or belief

  • Cost (installation, upkeep and running costs of low and zero emissions heating systems due to lower income levels); and,
  • Engagement (accessibility of advice and services, being informed, included and supported).
  • Impact on Cultural cooking practices.

Marriage and Civil Partnership

  • None.

A number of mitigations have been put forward.


Contact

Email: heatinbuildings@gov.scot