Scotland’s homes to get £100m retrofit

The Scottish government is injecting £103m into making homes more energy efficient. The funding includes a new £14m loans scheme, offering homeowners interest-free loans of up to £10,000 for energy efficiency measures.

The Scottish government is also launching the next phase of its Cashback scheme, which will see £10m made available to homeowners and private tenants, and £5m for social landlords. Through the scheme private sector households will be able to claim up to £5,800 for installations recommended by an energy advice report, and households in remote areas will be entitled to more to cover the increased costs they face.

In 2014-2015 1,700 social landlord tenants benefitted from the Cashback scheme, while it delivered 4,000 energy efficiency measures to 3,400 households in the private sector.

Housing minister Margaret Burgess said: “The Scottish government is determined to tackle the inequalities that exist in our society, and making sure everyone has access to a home where they can be safe and warm, is an essential part of this.”

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