Outlaw inefficient rental homes by 2016, demand charities

Charities are calling for government to outlaw landlords renting inefficient homes by 2016 over concerns that private tenants are ‘trapped’ into higher fuel bills. Under DECC’s Green Deal scheme, after 2018 landlords will not be able to let a property that falls below a minimum energy efficiency rating, likely to be set at “E”, without […]

Report claims winter deaths could be linked to higher bills

More people are dying in winter, probably because of living in fuel poverty, an independent report has claimed. The Hills review says that households in or on the margins of poverty faced extra costs to keep warm above those for typical households. Professor John Hills was commissioned by the Government to examine how serious a […]