HOMES in some of Glasgow’s most deprived districts are to benefit from energy efficiency improvements, following the announcement of a near £6.5m grant.
The Scottish Government funding of exactly £6.437m is being used by Glasgow’s city council, to instal energy efficiency improvements in homes in “the lowest 25 per cent Scottish Index Multiple Deprivation (2020); in Council Tax Band A-C and Tax Band D in certain conditions”.
Says a council announcement, here: “A new feature of this scheme, which provides measures to assist private households in or at risk of fuel poverty that help to reduce energy usage and costs, is the relaxation of owners’ contributions, with the previous fee of £1,500 being waived in 2022/23 as it was seen as a barrier to participation.
“This decision was taken after consideration of the impact of the cost of living / energy price crises and following discussions with the Scottish Government.”
Adds the council: “Research and analysis published by the Child Poverty Action Group in August 2022 has estimated that from January 2023 around 180,000 households in Glasgow may be in ‘fuel poverty’.
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