28th September 2011
Scottish government to help homeowners with insulation
The Scottish government will help 200,000 house insurance policyholders to insulate their homes ahead of winter through a new scheme revealed yesterday.
It announced that it would put £12.5 million aside for the assistance of homeowners who could face poverty through high energy bills in winter months.
With an early and harsh winter being predicted by many forecasters, those with house insurance have been advised to ensure they are covered against the likes of burst pipes and leaks in the coldest conditions.
The Universal Home Insulation Scheme will be controlled and monitored by local authorities, and has been designed to improve energy efficiency through a range of insulation options.
Alex Neil, cabinet secretary for infrastructure and capital investment said that helping the people most likely to suffer from poverty brought on by escalating energy bills was vital.
"It is a disgrace that so many people are suffering from fuel poverty in energy-rich Scotland," he continued.
Posted by Penelope Fitzgerald
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