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Scottish Fuel Poverty Advisory Panel

Role of the group

The Scottish Fuel Poverty Advisory Panel will advise Scottish Ministers on fuel poverty issues in Scotland, providing constructive feedback on progress in meeting targets.

In particular, it will:

  • provide independent advice to Ministers on fuel poverty matters, with the ability to research and draft independent reports to be submitted for consideration on this basis;
  • monitor and report on progress of the development and implementation of the Scottish Government's Fuel Poverty Strategy, including a new fuel poverty target;
  • support and challenge Government at all levels on delivery of its fuel poverty and energy efficiency programmes and efforts to tackle fuel poverty;
  • encourage and foster a partnership approach to tackling fuel poverty across the public, private and third sectors;
  • monitor and report on the delivery of the Rural Fuel Poverty Task Force and the Fuel Poverty Strategic Working Group's recommendations and report on progress;
  • produce an annual statement to Scottish Ministers on progress and outcomes; and
  • undertake specific in-depth work through short-life working groups to explore relevant issues and make recommendations on how they should be addressed.

Members

Chaired by Ann Loughrey, the advisory panel includes representatives from the following organisations:

  • Citizens Advice Scotland
  • COSLA
  • Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
  • Energy UK
  • NHS Health Scotland
  • The Poverty Alliance
  • Scottish Association of Landlords
  • Tighean Innse Gall
  • Energy Action Scotland