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NEA briefing paper for the Communities Committee on Private Tenacies Bill
Post on 24th Jan 2022
The report details that there were 5,802 deaths in Northern Ireland in the 2019/20 winter period which is the third highest number of winter deaths in the last 10 years.
Supporting vulnerable energy customers this winter
Post on 11th Jan 2022
This policy briefing highlights the positive steps that can be taken now by the UK Government and energy regulator Ofgem to respond to the current energy crisis and support vulnerable energy customers this winter. It is hoped that this will prompt policy interventions in advance of Ofgem announcing in February the next revision to the energy price cap.
UK Fuel Poverty Monitor 2020-21
Post on 30th Nov 2021
This year’s UKFPM identifies the opportunities associated with decarbonising heat for fuel poor households; the barriers they face in doing so; the likely risks of the decarbonisation agenda for them; and which policy developments and interventions are required to ensure that the decarbonisation of domestic heating can be fair and affordable.
NEA NI Newsletter — November 2021
Post on 10th Nov 2021
This newsletter is sponsored by the Public Health Agency through our Northern Exposure project. It will provide you with current programmes of work aimed at providing advice or support to householders as well as up to date fuel poverty policy information.
Northern Ireland Fuel Poverty Action Guide (Edition 3)
Post on 04th Nov 2021
A practical guide to help MPs, MLAs, local councillors, health professionals and advice workers answer queries on energy bills, heating, home insulation and energy efficiency.
NEA briefing on Budget & Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) representations 2021
Post on 29th Sep 2021
Our Budget and CSR submissions recommend ways to support struggling households to keep warm this winter at a time when energy prices are increasing, incomes are reducing, and there are other financial pressures on households like rising inflation. It also recommends longer term actions to end fuel poverty through increased spending on energy efficiency and making the uplift to Universal Credit permanent.
NEA NI Response to the Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Call for Evidence and views on the Climate Change Bill
Post on 15th Jul 2021
NEA welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs ‘Call for Evidence and views on the Climate Change Bill’. In principle NEA believe that Northern Ireland has a responsibility to contribute equitably to reducing the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions in a bid to achieve the UK Net Zero targets.
NEA NI response to Department for the Economy’s Energy Strategy for Northern Ireland — Consultation on Policy Options
Post on 30th Jun 2021
For many households, the cost of energy has relatively little impact on how much energy is used in the home. However, for households living on a low income, energy usage makes up a significant portion of the household expenditure. Northern Ireland continues to have amongst the lowest levels of household income across the UK and the highest weekly household expenditure on energy of any UK region. Taken in conjunction with challenging economic conditions as well as the ongoing global pandemic, many families continue to face challenges with meeting their energy costs.