£1.3m to fight fuel poverty hailed by MSP

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MIDLOTHIAN South MSP Christine Grahame has welcomed a £1.3 million cash injection to tackle fuel poverty in the region.

The Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland (HEEPS) funding is designed to make homes warmer, more environmentally friendly and easier and cheaper to heat. Ms Grahame said: “This money will see many homes in my constituency receive new measures like solid-wall insulation, which will help drive down the number of people living in fuel poverty.

“It will also generate work and support jobs, which will provide a much-needed boost to the local economy.”

“Basic energy efficiency measures can make a huge difference to families in my constituency who are struggling to make ends meet.

“Rising energy bills remain a huge concern for many people in Scotland.”