Last week, MSPs unanimously passed the SNP’s world-leading Fuel Poverty Bill.

Under the plans no more than 5% of households in Scotland will be in fuel poverty by 2040 – ensuring families 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.

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.