About this Handbook
20th edition - updated
This online edition of the Fuel Rights Handbook is free to access, thanks to funding from the Indigo Trust and the Clothworkers’ Foundation.
Barbara Donegan is a welfare rights worker at CPAG Scotland.
Energy Action Scotland is the national charity working for an end to fuel poverty and to promote warm, dry homes for all in Scotland.
Asma Mohyuddin is a debt and civil litigation solicitor at the Mary Ward Legal Centre in London.
Alan Murdie LL.B Barrister is a lawyer and is the chairman of Nucleus Legal Advice in London.
The authors would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this book. In particular, thanks are due to Chantal German, Carri Swann and the team at Energy Action Scotland for their invaluable comments and assistance. Thanks too to the previous authors for their contribution to the book.
We would also like to thank Nicola Johnston for editing and managing the production of the book, Anne Ketley for the index and Pauline Phillips proofreading the text.
The law covered in this book was correct on 21 October 2022 and includes regulations laid up to this date.
Term in full
adult disability payment
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
child disability payment
Carbon Emissions Reduction Target
child tax credit
debt assignment protocol
debt relief order
disability living allowance
distribution network operator
Department for Work and Pensions
Energy Company Obligation
energy performance certificate
energy price guarantee
employment and support allowance
extra help unit
Energy Saving Trust
Financial Conduct Authority
Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland
Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation
local authority delivery
Microgeneration Certification Scheme
National Measurement Office
Renewable Heat Incentive
Smart Export Guarantee
standard licence conditions
tariff comparison rate
tariff information label
Warm Home Discount
working tax credit