Existing Homes Alliance
Political parties should commit to building a green recovery and creating thousands of sustainable jobs across Scotland through a major home retrofit programme, according to the Existing Homes Alliance Scotland.
Published 12 April 2021
Environment, housing and anti-poverty campaigners have called for a £100 million boost to the budget for energy efficiency measures, saying the move could provide up to 17,000 green jobs, help cut climate emissions and improve properties across the country.
Published 12 February 2021
Over a million homes in Scotland need to be upgraded to low carbon heating by 2030 to ensure the Scottish Government meets its statutory climate change targets, according to an updated plan published yesterday.
Published 17 December 2020
The Scottish Government has pledged to increase investment in infrastructure year on year so that by the end of the next Parliament it will be £1.5 billion higher than last year.
Published 2 September 2020
An increased allocation of funding for affordable homes and energy efficiency from yesterday’s draft Scottish budget has been welcomed, though the Scottish Government “missed an opportunity” to set out how they will invest in Scotland’s builders.
Published 7 February 2020
Housing alliance calls for energy efficiency budget to double to tackle fuel poverty and climate change
A report setting out a credible pathway to making all homes in Scotland zero carbon by 2045 has been published today by the Existing Homes Alliance Scotland.
Published 5 September 2019
The Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill 2019 is expected to receive Royal Assent this summer after the legislation passed Stage 3 at Holyrood yesterday.
Published 7 June 2019
Regular building inspections, the establishment of compulsory owners’ associations and Building Reserve Funds must be written into legislation to protect the future of Scotland’s tenement buildings, according to a new report.
Published 5 June 2019
The Scottish Government is in danger of failing to deliver a real Warm Homes Bill for Scotland, a group of 50 civil society and business organisations has warned.
Published 29 May 2018
The Scottish Government delivered a budget yesterday which it said will add significant further investment into the core drivers of economic growth such as transport, energy, housing and digital infrastructure.
Published 16 December 2016
A long term improvement in the energy efficiency of housing stock coupled with a substantial drop in the price of domestic fuel has seen a drop in Scotland’s fuel poverty rates, though campaigners have warned that the job is far from over.
Published 7 December 2016
A coalition is urging the Scottish Government to substantially increase the funding available to improve the energy efficiency of Scotland's homes ahead of a debate today in the Scottish Parliament.
Published 16 November 2016
Expert review groups into fuel poverty have called for the definition to be reviewed to ensure help is targeted at those who need it most.
Published 25 October 2016
More people will be able to make their homes warm and water-tight through a new £10 million fund.
Published 21 September 2016
Campaigners are marking three months to Scotland’s fuel poverty deadline by calling for a three point plan to improve the energy efficiency of the nation’s cold and leaky homes.
Published 30 August 2016