Fuel Poverty

Friday, 12 February 2016
Request Date
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Response Date
Friday, February 12, 2016


1. Any data the authority holds on (i) the prevalence of fuel poverty in the area and (ii) the characteristics of the households affected

2. Details of any local programmes or initiatives intended to address the problem of fuel poverty in the authority (links to relevant web pages would be sufficient)



Q1 – Please see the attached reports. Yearly publication on the Scottish House Condition Survey http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/SHCS (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) on the Scottish Government website as this will have relevant data for Eilean Siar. More information can be found on our web site.

Q2 – I have attached the Outer Hebrides Fuel Poverty Strategy. This outlines the strategic approach which is being taken and also provides an overview of the various actions.
The Energy Advisory Service - http://tighean.co.uk/ (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Fuel poverty report (1.4MB)
Fuel povery strategy (34.6kB)