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Fuel Poverty (Targets, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Act 2019


Section 18

76.Section 18 makes consequential amendments to the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001. The existing definition of fuel poverty is repealed, as are the existing reporting rules (as they are superseded by the strategy and reporting requirements provided for in this Act).

77.The 2001 Act continues to have one reference to fuel poverty: a local authority’s local housing strategy must set out its policies with a view to accomplishing a number of purposes, one of which is the provision of housing and related services in a manner which ensures, so far as reasonably practicable, that persons do not live in fuel poverty. The meaning of living in fuel poverty for that purpose is adjusted so that it is aligned with the definition in this Act.

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