The Scottish Fuel Poverty Advisory Panel was established as an Non-Departmental Public Body (NPDB) from 19th September 2019 under the Fuel Poverty (Scotland) Act 2019.

The Panel members were appointed into position from 1st January 2022.

The Panel provides independent expert advice to Scottish Ministers. It does not employ staff or hold a budget. The Scottish Government makes resources available to the Panel, including a dedicated secretariat, to ensure the Panel is able to undertake its role. Its members are appointed by Scottish Ministers.

The Framework document sets out the relationship between Ministers, the Scottish Government and the Panel.

We will publish this document in due course.


The Scottish Government has made funds available to the Scottish Fuel Poverty Advisory Panel for 2023/24.

We will update this page with the exact budget that has been made available soon.


The Chair of the Scottish Fuel Poverty Advisory Panel is entitled to receive a fee of £208 per day for a time commitment of 15 days per annum. The member roles attract a remuneration of £156 per day for a time commitment of 12 days per annum.

Scottish Ministers may, exceptionally, approve additional remuneration for the Chair or Members for a particular financial year, if it is necessary in order for them to perform their functions and successfully deliver the Panel’s objectives.

The Chair and Members may also be reimbursed for reasonable expenses, such as travel costs, that arise from their appointment to the Panel.

Code of Conduct

Each public body in Scotland is obliged to have a Code of Conduct for their appointed Members, to reflect the functions and characteristics of the individual body. These individual Codes are approved by Scottish Ministers and adapted from a Model Code of Conduct approved by the Scottish Parliament.

More information about advisory NDPBs can be found on the Scottish Government’s website Public Bodies Guide.

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