Citizens Advice Scotland made a call for a £265mn spend on 3 January to help make Scottish homes more energy efficient.
New research by Citizens Advice Scotland has estimated that the combined investment required by the Scottish Government, homeowners and private landlords is likely to be at least £11bn over the next 20 years, or £555mn per year. Citizens Advice Scotland believes the Scottish Government should contribute at least £256mn towards this cost. It currently contributes £119mn a year.
Citizens Advice Scotland spokesperson, Dr Jamie Stewart, said: “Doubling the budget for Energy Efficient Scotland will not only make increased financial support available for those who need it, but should be used to raise awareness of schemes and incentives.” He continued: “It should also be used to jump-start the momentum within the social and private rented sectors and strengthen consumer protection and enforcement of traders installing energy efficiency measures.”