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Fuel Poverty Forum

Role of the group

The forum's remit is to provide advice and support to help us meet our commitment tackle fuel poverty and provide oversight and scrutiny on our fuel poverty and energy efficiency programmes.

This includes:

  • monitoring the implementation of the energy efficiency programmes, including targeting and delivery
  • advising Ministers on further action
  • liaison with the Fuel Poverty Advisory Group for England to develop an appropriate link that will ensure Scottish interests are fed into reserved policy areas


Chaired by Alan Ferguson,the forum includes representatives from:

  • Age Scotland
  • Association for the Conservation of Energy
  • Child Poverty Action Group
  • Citizens Advice Scotland
  • Energy Action Scotland (Norrie Kerr - vice chair of the forum)
  • Energy Saving Trust
  • Existing Homes Alliance Scotland
  • Scottish Public Health Network and NHS Health Scotland
  • Poverty Alliance
  • Scottish Gas
  • Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
  • Scottish Power
  • Shelter
  • SSE
  • Scottish Housing Energy Efficiency Network (SHEEN)
  • Ofgem (as observers)
  • ScottishPower Energy Networks (as observers)
  • Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution Networks (as observers)