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 with 45% of Moray households (over 19,000 households) in fuel poverty. This compares with a Scottish average of 31%.

Our Local Housing Strategy sets out how the Council and its partners will continue their work to eradicate fuel poverty in Moray.  This will be achieved by providing energy advice to fuel poor and vulnerable households, continuing to make improvements to existing housing stock and delivering new build homes that are built to high energy efficiency standards.

Improvements to stock are mainly delivered by the Moray EES:ABS (Energy Efficiency Scheme),and include insulation to 'hard to treat' properties such as those with solid walls.

ECO 4 Flex

Funded by major energy suppliers, ECO 4 Flex will help qualifying householders save on their energy bills and help reduce carbon emissions.  Find out more about ECO 4 Flex.

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.
  • Ask your energy supplier about their Social Tariffs. 
  • Improve the energy efficiency of your home.  
    • You might qualify for 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 might qualify for solid wall insulation.
  • You can also get free advice from the Energy Saving Trust.
  • Make sure you know how to run your heating system efficiently.  Council tenants can get advice on this from their Area Housing Officer.

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