EPTAG attended the Edinburgh Tenants Federation protest against fuel poverty on February 15th. Around fifty people were there, including lots of private tenants. There was a samba band, ‘Rhythms of Resistance‘ which gave the protest a great atmosphere.
2000 Scots die every year from fuel poverty, largely older people and low income people. Private tenants are the most likely to be in ‘extreme fuel poverty’, spending more than 20% of their income on electricity and gas. So it is important to raise awareness of this important issue.