Today the government announced an allocation of £6bn of funding for energy efficiency and home upgrade funding.
In response, National Energy Action Chief Executive Adam Scorer says:
“Today’s announcement is to be welcomed. Any improvements in energy efficiency for low-income households is a move in the right direction. Some continuity for local authority projects is especially important.
“But the scale of this announcement is small relative to the challenge at hand and will not reach some of those in greatest need. While hundreds of thousands will receive support, millions will remain in fuel poverty. And the announcement does nothing to help those private renters living in cold and damp homes that are impossible to heat affordably.
“For all that we welcome the future investment, those struggling to keep warm and to cope with record levels of debt this winter need something to make their plight easier, and they need it now. For now, the lack of support means National Energy Action will continue to see low-income households take severe measures to reduce their energy use and avoid impossible debt.”