We’re far bet­ter than Eng­land

Rutherglen Reformer - - Election Special -

The SNP have in­vested record amounts – in­clud­ing £8.6m in tack­ling fuel poverty in South La­nark­shire through home en­ergy ef­fi­ciency.

The share of Scot­tish homes rated EPC band C and above in­creased by 71 per cent since 2010 and 11 per cent in the last year.

Scot­land now has pro­por­tion­ately 53 per cent more homes with a good EPC rat­ing than Eng­land.

The Scot­tish Govern­ment’s bud­get in­cludes over £103m to ad­dress en­ergy ef­fi­ciency and deal with fuel poverty next year. This will help in­stall en­ergy ef­fi­ciency mea­sures in 14,000 homes, build­ing on 900,000 ef­fi­ciency mea­sures de­liv­ered since 2008.

We will also help fam­i­lies who of­ten face higher heat­ing costs by ex­tend­ing win­ter fuel pay­ments to in­clude fam­i­lies with se­verely dis­abled chil­dren.

There is still more to do and, if re-elected , an SNP Govern­ment will con­tinue our work to tackle fuel poverty, to­wards our aim that ev­ery­one in Scot­land lives in a warm, af­ford­able to heat home.

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