Publications and Resources
January 2017 | Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy | Ofgem
December 2017 | Mayor of London
NEA welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Mayor of London’s “A City for All Londoners”. In October 2016, NEA also welcomed the London Mayor’s commitment to tackle cold homes in the capital and the development of a new fuel poverty action plan which will be produced in spring 2017. As well as outlining the scale of the challenge, NEA hopes this response provides a number of positive solutions that can be embedded within the final Environment strategy and the bespoke Fuel Poverty Action Plan. In particular we highlight how retargeting and amplifying existing programmes alongside the introduction of targeted and adequate investment by the Mayor can support London Boroughs to reverse recent trends and help improve the quality of life for those living in life threatening conditions across the capital. We also highlight how more ambitious energy saving programmes could also improve air quality; boost economic activity in deprived areas; reduce costs to local health services; reduce needless carbon emissions, rent arrears and void periods for landlords; create jobs and wider benefits for London businesses; avoid unnecessary investment in non-efficient forms of embedded power generation which can increase local air pollution and help reduce the cost of network reinforcement. The latter could in turn help reduce the extent or duration of civil utility street works taking place in London.
NEA Cymru has produced a new leaflet aimed at people who are worried about their energy bills or struggling with gas and electricity debt. It contains information and advice on making repayment arrangements with your supplier, bringing your energy usage down, reducing your bills and accessing further help
October 2016 | NEA Cymru
NEA has worked with Future Climate to produce a report looking in detail at the facts about fuel poverty and energy efficiency standards in Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs). The report daws on surveys of over 100 people working with HMOs – mostly council environmental health and housing officers, but also landlords and representatives of voluntary groups and local advice providers. The results have helped us establish perhaps the most comprehensive overview to date on fuel poverty and energy efficiency standards in HMOs.
October 2016 | NEA | Future Climate | Department of Energy and Climate Change
NEA NI response to the Utility Regulator New Supplier Code of Practice on Bills and Statements Consultation
October 2016 | Consultation response | NEA Northern Ireland | Utility Regulator
September 2016 | Consultation response | Welsh Government
This report assesses how many health and wellbeing boards in England are including public health indicators on fuel poverty and excess winter deaths in their needs assessments and health and wellbeing strategies. The report also assesses the extent to which health and wellbeing boards are applying National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommendations to reduce ill health associated with living in a cold home.
September 2016 | NEA
Community Action Partnership (CAP) was a two-year programme of facilitated practical activities, funded and supported by British Gas and delivered by NEA, in eight communities – seven in England and one in Wales. The aim was to agree a bespoke local action plan and then deliver activities to enhance the achievement of affordable warmth and energy capability. This report provides an overview of the objectives, aims and impacts of CAP including information on the Community Action on Fuel Poverty website (www.fuelpovertyresource.org.uk) developed through learnings from the CAP programme.