Government sets out new strategy to reduce fuel poverty

It includes a plan to increase help for vulnerable energy consumers with fuel bills and green upgrades to their homes, with low income families expected to save as much as £500

Scotland awards £444k to tackle fuel poverty this winter

The Fuel Bank Foundation is receiving the funding to extend its work, which includes providing same-day support to top up prepayment meters for those at risk of disconnection

New £140,000 energy advisor programme to tackle fuel poverty

The support provided will include energy efficiency advice, referrals to the Warm Home Discount Scheme, supplier switching advice as well as benefits checks

Views sought on energy PPM customers’ self-disconnection

Ofgem has launched a call for evidence until 10th December 2018

UK seeks evidence on performance of EPCs

BEIS is also inviting suggestions to improve the reliability and accuracy of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

UK’s £6bn energy efficiency scheme to focus on fuel poor households

It will support energy-saving upgrades in more than one million homes over the next three and half years

UK Government ‘to miss fuel poverty target by at least 60 years’

Think tank IPPR is calling for a ‘fundamental reform’ of the Energy Company Obligation scheme

Community wind initiative to fight fuel poverty in Scotland

Fuel poverty is said to be directly affecting more than half of Scottish millennials

Ofgem proposes changes to Fuel Poor Network Extension Scheme

Ofgem is proposing to remove the eligibility criteria for the Fuel Poor Network Extension Scheme (FPNES). The initiative helps households that are not connected to the gas grid to switch to natural gas by offering funding towards the cost of connecting to the network. The regulator is proposing to remove the FPNES eligibility criteria that […]

Energy suppliers to insulate more fuel poor homes

Energy suppliers will have to install more solid wall insulation measures every year in fuel poor homes under new reforms. Changes to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, which has now come into effect, will ensure energy companies provide support to those struggling to meet their heating bills. The scheme has been extended until September […]