Key Findings: Other Provisions in the Bill
Statutory Body to monitor the final Fuel Poverty Strategy
Through a Stage 2 amendment, the Fuel Poverty Bill creates a new statutory Fuel Poverty Advisory Panel. They will meet after the publication of each periodic report to Ministers (amended to every 3 years) and report to Ministers on the progress made towards the Fuel Poverty Bill targets and the extent to which the four drivers of fuel poverty are being addressed. The Panel's statutory duty will apply across all of Scotland. We therefore do not believe that this action will have a differential impact on island communities, therefore there is no need for mitigating actions.