Moray to get £1m boost in fight against fuel poverty

Heating Boost

Moray Council will receive Scottish Government funding next year aimed at tackling fuel poverty.

Housing minister Margaret Burgess announced this week that £60million will be made available throughout Scotland to make homes warmer – and cheaper to heat.

From that £48million will be allocated to local authorities on a need basis while the remaining £12million will be open for bids relating to particular projects.

The Moray Council share of the funding package will be £1million for the 2014/15 financial year.

Ms Burgess said: “The Scottish Government is helping people keep their homes warm and this £48million will be distributed across Scotland to help thousands of households in the most fuel-poor areas to stay warm and cut energy bills.

“The Scottish Government cannot control fuel prices but we are investing in energy efficiency for homes.”

It is expected that the additional funding will be made available by Moray Council for energy efficiency improvements including solid wall, cavity and loft insulation.

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