Explore key facts of fuel poverty in Scotland
Many people in society are affected, but here are some examples.
It’s estimated that 34% of households in Scotland are currently living in fuel poverty.
It’s estimated that 23% of all households in Scotland are currently living in extreme fuel poverty.
The cost of living crisis and spiralling energy prices have driven an increase of 38% in Scottish households living in fuel poverty since 2019.
The Scottish Fuel Poverty Advisory Panel understands the difficulties that many are facing with their fuel bills, especially in the context of the wider cost of living crisis.
There is a wide range of support available, and we have provided a list of useful links to some of these resources.
The Scottish Fuel Poverty Advisory Panel give initial advice to the Scottish Government on immediate actions which can be taken to alleviate the impact of escalating energy prices on those suffering fuel poverty.