Fewer UK families facing fuel poverty

The number of households in fuel poverty in the UK showed a “modest” fall, according to the Government. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) published its annual report on Fuel Poverty Statistics today, which revealed the number of UK homes struggling to pay their energy bills fell from 4.75 million in 2010 to […]

Community partnership to help fuel poor homes

A new Government-funded initiative is being launched today to help bring cheaper energy to households across the UK, especially the fuel poor. The ‘Cheaper Energy Together’ project is a partnership of 30 organisations including charities, local authorities and housing associations and is aimed at providing collective and instant energy switching service to householders. This is […]

DECC consults on ‘in-use’ factors for ECO

DECC has released a consultation on implementing “in-use” factors in the ECO scheme. The Energy Company Obligation is a subsidy paid to energy companies for putting in measures to help the vulnerable and fuel poor by heating and insulating their homes. The “in-use” factors are applied to the performance of different insulation measures, which is […]