A household is said to be in fuel poverty if it has to spend more than 10% of its income on fuel, to heat their home to a satisfactory level. The Scottish House Condition Survey estimates that fuel poverty in Moray is higher than the Scottish average. 32% of Moray households (over 13,000 households) are in fuel poverty, compared with a Scottish average of 28%.
Our Local Housing Strategy sets out how the Council and its partners will try to eradicate fuel poverty in Moray by 2016.
What can I do about it?
- Make sure you are receiving all the Welfare Benefits you are entitled to. Contact the Money Advice Service for help or visit the gov.uk website .
- Ask your energy supplier about their Social Tariffs.
- Improve the energy efficiency of your home. Ask us about how we can help you with free loft and cavity wall insulation. We may be able to help you with a grant for double glazing, damp treatment, heating and so on.
- You can also get free advice from the Energy Saving Trust .
- Make sure you know how to run your heating system efficiently. Council tenants can get advice on this from their Area Housing Officer.
Housing and Property