Decision details


Decision Maker: Argyll and Bute Council

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Council gave consideration to a report presenting a briefing on the Argyll and Bute specific issues of the cost of living and fuel crisis which showed that 70% of households were at risk of fuel poverty or extreme fuel poverty. The briefing highlighted the unprecedented increases in the cost of living, particularly the fuel costs faced by people who live in our remote, rural and island communities.




The Council agreed –


1.    the briefing attached to the submitted report for use in conveying the additional impact that the cost of living/fuel cost crisis has on Argyll and Bute’s communities and households;


2.    the four key asks of Government to alleviate the particular impacts of the cost of living/fuel cost crisis faced by our communities; and


3.    in recognition of the impact the crisis was having on the communities of Argyll and Bute, to request that the Chief Executive liaise with the main Group Leaders, to explore options for establishing a Short Life Working Group with any subsequent terms of reference and membership to be agreed at a future meeting of the Council.  


(Reference:  Report by Executive Director with responsibility for Customer Support Services dated September 2022, submitted)

Publication date: 11/10/2022

Date of decision: 29/09/2022

Decided at meeting: 29/09/2022 - Argyll and Bute Council

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