A new definition of fuel poverty in Scotland: review of recent evidence
A report by a panel of independent experts who conducted a review of the definition of fuel poverty in Scotland.
In the first instance, we wish to acknowledge everyone who attended the Stakeholder Consultation meeting in Glasgow on the 1 st August 2017. The views expressed, and the guidance given by all who participated were constructive, collegial and substantive.
In alphabetical order, the Panel is also grateful to:
- Dr. Keith Baker, School of Engineering and Built Environment, Glasgow Caledonian University, for advice concerning Minimum Income Standards.
- Matthias Braubach, WHO European Centre for Environment and Health, for advice concerning indoor temperature regimes.
- Katrina Chalmers, Fuel Poverty Policy Manager, Scottish Government, for administrative assistance and diary coordination.
- Alan Ferguson, Chair of the Scottish Fuel Poverty Forum, for his thoughtful analysis of what this Review might achieve.
- Professor David Gordon, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, for advice concerning Minimum Income Standards.
- Dr. Pedro Guertler, Senior Policy Advisor, E3G, for comments on an earlier draft of the Review.
- Professor John Hills, Director, ESRC Research Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics, for advice concerning Minimum Income Standards.
- Donald Hirsch, Director, Centre for Research in Social Policy, Loughborough University, for advice concerning Minimum Income Standards.
- Norman Kerr, Director of Energy Action Scotland, for sharing his perspectives on fuel poverty alleviation in Scotland, and for guidance on how energy costs are modelled in calculating fuel poverty prevalence.
- Elizabeth Leighton, Leighton Consulting, for discussion about the priorities set out in the Report of the Fuel Poverty Strategic Working Group.
- Phil Mackie, Consultant in Public Health, Scottish Public Health Network ( ScotPHN), and colleagues Donna Burnett and Martin Taulbut, NHS Health Scotland, for discussion of the evidence about health and fuel poverty.
- Anna Mavrogianni, University College London, for advice concerning indoor temperature regimes.
- Ann McKenzie, Head of Fuel Poverty Policy, Scottish Government, for advice and guidance on Scottish fuel poverty policies.
- Angus Macleod, Head of Tackling Fuel Poverty Unit, Scottish Government, for expertly managing the Panel's progress.
- Dr. Richard Moore, for information and advice concerning the Fuel Poverty Assessment Tool, and comments on an earlier draft of the Review.
- Ganka Mueller, Principal Research Officer (currently Educational Analytical Services - children and families analysis, but previously Communities Analysis Division, Scottish Government), for her analyses and expertise in interpreting data.
- Professor David Ormandy, University of Warwick, for advice concerning indoor temperature regimes.
- Silvia Palombi, Senior Assistant Statistician (Communities Analysis Division Built Environment - sustainable place and quality analysis), Scottish Government, for generating new statistical insights on the Panel's behalf.
- Scott Restrick, Technical and Training Manager, Energy Action Scotland, for guidance on how energy costs are modelled in calculating fuel poverty prevalence.
- David Sigsworth, Chair of the Fuel Poverty Strategic Working Group, for sharing his experiences in Chairing the 2016 FPSWG Review.
- Adrian Sinfield, Professor Emeritus of Social Policy, University of Edinburgh, for discussion about policy and definitions of relative poverty.
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