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NIA welcomes insulation funding move from the Scottish government

News that the Scottish government has set aside almost £50 million in funding to help people in the country improve the energy efficient of their homes has been warmly welcomed by the National Insulation Association (NIA).

The funding is provided via the Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland (HEEPS), which allows local authorities to allocate sums of money to poorer households.

This money can be spent on a range of options, including installing solid wall, cavity and loft insulation.

Wilson Shaw, chairman of the NIA's Scottish Forum, told "I hope that this investment will soon result in much-needed activity on the ground, in order to safeguard jobs in what is a very challenging year for insulation companies."

The NIA says that around 60 per cent of a home's heat can be lost through walls which have not been insulated, leading to energy bills which are far higher than they really should be.

Posted by Simon Webster