More than one in 10 homes in Scotland would be classed as being in extreme fuel poverty under a planned new law, figures suggest.
Additional funding has been announced by the Scottish Government as part of efforts to tackle fuel poverty.
More than two fifths of Scots living in rural areas are estimated to be suffering from fuel poverty, compared to just one in five of those living in towns and cities.
Dundee residents say heating bills ‘definitely cheaper’ – but council still has work to do to lower fuel poverty in city
For many people the onset of winter brings the stark choice between heating their homes and putting food on the table.
A pensioners’ rights campaigner has backed calls to introduce a dedicated helpline to end fuel poverty in Dundee.
New figures have shown a sharp increase in the number of people dying in Tayside over the winter.
Thousands of residents all over Dundee could save hundreds of pounds on their heating bills thanks to a project aimed at reducing fuel poverty in the city.
Dundee Foodbank has been forced to withdraw fuel vouchers after a full year’s supply was issued to those in need in just four months.
A team of lawyers will descend on Dundee to speak to people affected by fuel poverty.
Dundee’s housing convener has conceded that people across the city are living in “unacceptable” conditions.
Newly-released statistics claiming Dundee is the most “fuel poor” city in the United Kingdom have been branded “shocking”.