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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.
Nation / Region: Northern Ireland
NEA response to Improving the Energy Performance of Privately Rented Homes in England and Wales
Post on 21st Dec 2020
Cold, damp and unsafe homes continue to cause shocking levels of unnecessary hardship and premature mortality. Across the UK, NEA estimates that on average more than 10,000 people die each year due to living in a cold home[i]. In England Wales where the proposals within this consultation will apply, excess winter deaths have risen by nearly 20% last winter.
Keeping Britain Warm and Well: How to help millions of people pay a fair price for their energy
Post on 17th Feb 2020
The Warm Home Discount (WHD) scheme currently provides a payment of £140 (inclusive of VAT) towards energy bills, and also contains provisions to carry out projects to help low-income and vulnerable households to better afford their energy bill. The scheme was introduced by the Government in April 2011 and is an obligation on energy suppliers funded through bills.
NEA response to The Future Homes Standard: changes to Part L and Part F of the Building Regulations for new dwellings
Post on 17th Jan 2020
As we move towards decarbonising the whole economy, a crucial element of reducing emissions are homes. Currently existing homes are improved via the Energy Company Obligation (the only GB wide home energy efficiency programme), the Private Rented Sector Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (PRS MEES) and social housing standards under the Decent Homes Standard.
Nation / Region: England
Warm Homes Fund Programme Evaluation: Abridged interim report
Post on 17th May 2019
The evaluation consortium has been working together on evaluating the impacts of the Warm Homes Fund (WHF) over the winter of 2019-2020 and has heard first-hand of the very significant and positive effects that the funding has had on the lives of many families and households.
Under One Roof
Post on 02nd Feb 2019
Under One Roof was commissioned by Liverpool City Council and funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). It examines evidence and practices where health bodies have worked in partnership with fuel poverty alleviation schemes. It particularly aims to identify the type of evidence commissioners are requiring from scheme providers.
The Cold Man of Europe
Post on 01st Oct 2015
This briefing compares the state of the UK housing stock and fuel poverty levels with 15 other European countries. It concludes that no other country of the 16 assessed performed as poorly overall as the UK across the range of indicators. The UK has among the highest rates of fuel poverty and one of the most energy inefficient housing stocks in Europe.