Fuel Poverty

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 https://www.gov.uk/.
  • 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 external website logo.
  • Make sure you know how to run your heating system efficiently.  Council tenants can get advice on this from their Area Housing Officer.

Contact Us

Housing and Property

housing@moray.gov.uk

Energy Advice Links

Energy Saving Trust Scotland |

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