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SFHA response to consultation on Energy Efficient Scotland

SFHA response to Scottish Government consultation on the pace of delivery of the Energy Efficient Scotland programme.

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Fuel Poverty Bill Update

The Fuel Poverty Bill has now passed through Stage Two and will now go before the Scottish Parliament for final amendment and approval through a Stage Three debate before the summer recess. 

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Holyrood Tenement Maintenance Group to Publish Final Report

The parliamentary working group on tenements is to publish its final report in May.  The Interim Report recommended that all mixed tenure tenements should have 5 yearly inspection reports on common parts, mandatory owners associations and a requirement for all owners to pay into a sinking fund for repairs and maintenance.

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New Standards on Fire and Smoke Alarms

The Scottish Government has set new standards for fire and smoke alarms in existing homes to be met by February 2021. SFHA understands interest free loan funding will be available to housing associations to support the work and await confirmation of this.

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Prepare for the smart meter rollout with free resources

SFHA is continuing its campaign with Smart Energy GB to promote the rollout of smart meters across Scotland. As part of this campaign, we want to encourage our members to support their low income tenants through face-to-face conversations about the benefits of smart meters. More information about our campaign is available here.

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Fuel Poverty – SFHA to Submit Evidence to Parliament

A Fuel Poverty Bill is making its way through the Scottish Parliament.  As part of the process that shapes the content of the bill, the SFHA will be submitting evidence to the Local Government & Communities Committee which is scrutinising the Bill.  

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Flying the green flag at Eildon

The Nissan LEAF car and Nissan E-NV200 are the latest additions to Eildon’s fleet in the housing association’s bid to promote greater energy efficiency and carbon reductions.  

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Scottish Government publishes draft practical fire safety guidance for existing specialised housing and other supported domestic accommodation

The new draft guidance provides practical fire safety advice to protect those vulnerable to the risk of fire and who live at home in supported domestic accommodation.

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Decarbonisation Fund Round 2 open for applications

Funding of £3.5 million available for social landlords across financial years 2019/20 and 2020/21 for decarbonisation activity.

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Hillcrest’s energy advice team become cartoon heroes

Puzzle book aims to give children an innovative and fun way of finding out more about saving energy.

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Seventy-three per cent rise in fuel poverty

Sixty-one per cent rise in tenants disconnecting their own heating to cut costs.

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Increasing fuel poverty is “deeply worrying”

Scottish Government’s new definition has resulted in higher fuel poverty rates than the existing definition for households in the social and private rented sectors.

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