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Chancellor reduces investment in home energy efficiency as winter deaths surge

November 25th, 2015

Energy Bill Revolution Response to Spending Review

  • ONS announces today Excess Winter Deaths in England and Wales surged to 43,900 in 2014/15, the highest since 1999
  • With winter coming, Chancellor refuses to invest one penny of the £100 Billion infrastructure budget in insulating the UK housing stock, the best long term solution to cold home crisis
  • Energy efficiency investment reduced again with the Energy Company Obligation (flagship scheme to improve home energy efficiency) falling from £800 million to £650 million (having already falling from £1.3bn to £800m in 2013)
  • ECO reduction and not further public funding for homes means only 1 million households can be helped with energy efficiency measures this Parliament, a 78% decline in support compared to last Parliament when 4.5 million homes were helped
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Winter Deaths Set to Surge as Campaigners Call for Insulating Homes to be made an Infrastructure Priority

November 24th, 2015

  • Official winter death figures for 2014/15 set to surge
  • Government ambition to insulate 1 million homes is 78% decrease in support compared to last 5 years
  • Without infrastructure support in spending review it will take 270 years to make all UK homes energy efficient Read more


October 28th, 2015

  • UK performs worst overall of 16 European countries across a range of housing and fuel poverty indicators
  • UK ranks 14th out of 16 European countries on fuel poverty and 12th of 16 on households reporting that their home is in a poor state of repair
  • UK’s most energy inefficient homes have to spend £2,670 per year on energy on average according to research1
  • 8 out of 10 of the English Parliamentary constituencies with the most energy inefficient homes are Conservative, with 4 represented by Ministers Read more

Leading UK insulation business goes into administration

October 8th, 2015

Mark Group longAlmost 1,000 jobs have been lost at Mark Group, as one of the UK’s leading insulation and solar panel installers went into administration following Government policy change. Read more

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