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Related strategies and policies

The following strategies and policies form appendixes to the Local Housing Strategy:

Scheme of assistance

The Scheme of Assistance (PDF) [443KB]  sets out the different forms of assistance that Perth and Kinross Council may provide in relation to repairs, maintenance, improvements and adaptations to privately owned and privately rented properties. The forms of assistance that may be available are broadly categorised as information, advice, practical assistance and financial assistance. This statement also outlines the circumstances in which the different forms of assistance may be made available.

ECO4 FLEX Scheme Statement of Intent

The Statement of Intent (SoI) (PDF) [214KB]  supersedes the  Previous Statement of Intent (SoI) (PDF) [789KB] , and sets out the criteria that Perth and Kinross Council intends to use to identify households that would benefit from energy efficiency improvements under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Flexible Eligibility Scheme.

The main objective of ECO4 is to reduce fuel poverty by improving the least energy efficient housing stock occupied by low income and vulnerable and fuel poor households. One route that can be used to identify these households is the reformed 'ECO4 Flexibility' (ECO4 Flex). ECO4 Flex will remain a voluntary targeting mechanism. Under ECO4 Flex a participating local authority can refer private tenure households that it considers to be living in fuel poverty or on a low income and vulnerable to the effects of living in a cold home.

The inclusion of a household in a local authority declaration/referral does not guarantee a measure will be installed in their home by an energy supplier. Decisions by energy suppliers on whether to install a measure may depend on:

  • A survey carried out by suppliers, or their agents/contractors and installation costs calculated,
  • The energy savings that can be achieved for a property,
  • Whether suppliers have achieved, or are close to achieving, their targets, and
  • Other commercial considerations.

Suppliers will carry out an assessment to decide which measures their property should receive. Residents will likely expect to receive multiple measures due to Minimum Requirements (MR).

Referrals for ECO Flexible Eligibility Affordable Warmth funding will only be accepted from Home Energy Scotland/ SCARF/ Council/ Approved ECO 4 Framework Contractor. Home Energy Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government and delivered by the Energy Savings Trust. SCARF is the Council's delivery agent for ECO4.

Telephone advisors can answer questions about heating and insulating your home, saving money and cutting costs. They can refer on to delivery partners where appropriate:

Home Energy Scotland: 0808 8082282

SCARF: 01224 213 005

Approved contractor list


Union Technical Services Ltd

0800 046

Green Home Systems Limited

0800 783 3373
MPC Energy Ltd0141 951
Diversity Energy Solutions Ltd01261 
Gas Care Heating Services Ltd (T/A Boiler Genie)0141 538 
Pride & Joy Home Services Ltd01738
BRB Electrical Limited0141 892
Last modified on 22 May 2024

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