‘Inadequate’ Government funding for fuel-poor homes

The Government will fail to reach its target of eradicating fuel poverty in England due to a “massive shortfall” in funding for energy efficiency programmes like the Green Deal for low-income households. New research by a fuel poverty charity claims hundreds of thousands of households will be living in poorly insulated properties by 2016. It […]

500,000 drop out of fuel poverty – but not for long

The number of households in fuel poverty dropped by 500,000 in the year up to April 2011, government figures show. However charities are warning the government could fail to squash fuel poverty by its own 2016 deadline as this drop could be reversed over the course of this year. The figures released today show the amount […]

British Gas offers £50 referral for free insulation

Vulnerable and elderly customers are being offered free insulation by British Gas and anyone who refers them can get their hands on £50 in cash. It is estimated that £1 in every £4 spent on heating in the UK is wasted due to poor insulation in the housing stock.According to the Energy Saving Trust,loft insulation […]