Comment on latest fuel poverty figures

Iain Gray MSP has condemned the lack of progress on tackling fuel poverty figures for Scotland, after the latest official figures showed little change from last year.

Commenting on the new figures, which show one in four households remain in fuel poverty, Iain Gray MSP said:

“The SNP Government has been staggeringly complacent when it comes to tackling fuel poverty. In 2002, the last Labour-led Scottish government set a target to eradicate fuel poverty by 2016, but the SNP’s inaction mean they failed to meet it.

“Earlier this week, Labour launched our campaign to highlight plans to ensure everyone has access to a warm home with affordable energy bills. These latest figures make it clear exactly why that campaign is necessary.”