Midlothian set to benefit from additional winter fuel funding

Friday November 4th 2016

Scottish Parliament Debating Chamber 2016

Families across Midlothian are set to benefit from £342,500 of additional funding to keep their homes warm this winter, the Scottish Government has announced.

Housing associations and councils in Midlothian will be given a share of a £9 million national fund to help improve the housing of those most in need, and help to ensure that social housing meets energy efficiency standards – making it easier for tenants across Midlothian to heat their homes.

Commenting, SNP MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh Colin Beattie said:

“The Scottish Government has made tackling fuel poverty a priority – and this funding for Midlothian is further evidence of that.

“The £342,500 that has been dedicated to Midlothian will go some way to helping Midlothian Council and housing associations tackle fuel poverty and ensure that some of the most vulnerable households in Midlothian are able to heat their homes.

“The Scottish Government is dedicating half a billion pounds to tackle fuel poverty and to improve energy efficiency, which will make it easier and cheaper for tenants to heat their homes.

“It is vital that we continue this action and target it in a way that makes a difference to those who need it most across Midlothian.”

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