- 6 Oct 2016
Attendees and apologies
|Bob Grant||Changeworks – Vice Chair|
|Angus Macleod||Scottish Government|
|Ann McKenzie||Scottish Government|
|Elsie Matheson||Scottish Government|
|Katy Dickson||Scottish Land and Estates|
|Andrew White||Perth and Kinross Council|
|Nile Istephan||Eildon Housing Association|
|Donnie Mackay||Lochalsh and Skye Housing Association|
|Craig Salter||Citizens Advice Scotland|
|Steven Aberdein||Orkney Islands Council|
|Stewart Wilson||Tighean Innes Gall|
|Chris Wood-Gee||Dumfries and Galloway Council|
|Derek Logie||Rural Housing Scotland|
|Mary Maclean||NHS Western Isles|
|Attending via teleconference|
|Mary Lisk||Shetland Islands Council|
|John Blackwood||Scottish Association of Landlords|
|Matthew Black||Fintry Development Trust|
|Norrie Kerr||Energy Action Scotland|
|Liz Marquis||The Energy Agency|
Items and actions
1. Welcome and Introductions
The Chair welcomed the Task Force members and explained the purpose of the last meeting of the Task Force was to discuss the revised version of draft report circulated in advance of the meeting, obtain members final comments and obtain a consensus of opinion on the final format, presentation and the launch of the report.
2. Task Force Report and Action Plan
Issues discussed included the agreed key categories of the Task Force report
- Indicators and assumptions
- The domestic energy market and prices
- Consumer engagement
- Vulnerability and health care
- House improvement, tenure and supply chain issues
- Social and economic impacts
- The strategic priorities for inclusion in the Task Force report
The launch of the report as an online document only was agreed. The date for the launch would be subject to when the final document was passed to Scottish Government in a format acceptable for publishing on line.
It was agreed that members would be advised when the report would be launched to enable their organisations to publicise the document via their own websites.
3. Next steps and actions
The Chair and Vice Chair agreed to incorporate issues identified by members during discussions in a final version of the Task Force Report and Action Plan. This would be circulated to members for final sign off in advance of the document being passed to Scottish Government for publishing.
The Chair thanked members for participating in the Task Force and for their contributions towards tackling fuel poverty in rural and remote rural Scotland.
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