MSP SAYS NEW BILL WILL “MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE” IN MIDLOTHIAN AND EAST LOTHIAN
MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Colin Beattie, has given his backing to the Scottish Government’s world-leading Fuel Poverty Bill that was passed unanimously by MSPs this week [11th June].
Under the plans no more than 5% of households in Scotland will be in fuel poverty by 2040 – ensuring families in Midlothian and East Lothian who struggle to heat their homes are given the right support.
By the end of 2021 the SNP Government will have invested over £1 billion to tackle fuel poverty and improve the energy efficiency of Scottish houses.
Commenting, SNP MSP Colin Beattie said:
“The SNP is fully committed to tackling fuel poverty across Scotland – this world-leading legislation will go a long way in helping to support low income households here in Midlothian and East Lothian.
“This bill is designed to work for everyone regardless of where in Scotland they live. Scotland is now among only a handful of European nations to have legally defined fuel poverty – linking the definition to household incomes and the higher cost of living in rural and island areas.
“The SNP’s Fuel Poverty Bill is a massive step in tackling fuel poverty and will help make a real difference to the lives of thousands of people in Midlothian and East Lothian.”