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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-18092: Graham Simpson (Central Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 8 August 2018

To ask the Scottish Government when it wil begin consultation on owner-occupied properties being mandated to comply with energy efficiency measures and any related financial penalties for owner-occupiers who do not comply.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 30 August 2018

The Energy Efficient Scotland consultation ran from May to the end of July 2018 and sought views on the proposed phasing of voluntary and mandatory action to improve the energy efficiency of owner occupier properties. Responses to the consultation are now being analysed and the Scottish Government will respond to the consultation in due course.

A date for a future detailed consultation has not yet been set. Its timing should be appropriate to ensure that the owner occupied sector is able to be fully engaged with the need for improvement to the energy efficiency of all properties, as achieving the targets set for Energy Efficient Scotland is likely to mean intervening in people’s homes in a way we have never done before.