A household is defined as being in fuel poverty if it is living in a home which cannot be kept warm at a reasonable cost.
Fuel poverty is driven by a combination of four factors:
The Scottish Government has recently published its Draft Fuel Poverty Strategy for Scotland, which is based on the principles of social justice and creating a healthier, fairer and more equal society, irrespective of whether individuals live in urban or rural Scotland which places people and their needs at the heart of the approach to service design and delivery.
The Strategy also sets out a new statutory target for the elimination of fuel poverty in Scotland.
Affordable Warmth Strategy (2017-2022) sets out the Council's ambitions for tackling fuel poverty, energy inefficiency and climate change over the next 5 years to 2022. This strategy forms part of Glasgow's Housing Strategy and sets out the priorities for tackling affordable warmth in Glasgow.