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12 June 2019

MSP Says New Bill Will "Make a Real Difference" in North-East

Banffshire and Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson has given his backing to the Scottish Government’s Fuel Poverty Bill.

It comes after it was passed unanimously by MSPs this week.

Under the plans no more than 5% of households in Scotland will be in fuel poverty by 2040.

It will ensure families who struggle to heat their homes are given the right support.

By the end of 2021, the SNP Government will have invested more than £1billion to tackle fuel poverty and improve the energy efficiency of Scottish houses.

Commenting, Stewart Stevenson MSP said:

“The SNP is fully committed to tackling fuel poverty across Scotland – this world-leading legislation will go a long way in helping to support low income households here in the North-East.

“This bill is designed to work for everyone regardless of where in Scotland they live. Scotland is now among only a handful of European nations to have legally defined fuel poverty – linking the definition to household incomes and the higher cost of living in rural and island areas.

“The Fuel Poverty Bill is a massive step in tackling fuel poverty and will help make a real difference to the lives of thousands of people in Aberdeenshire.”

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