UK offers grants to fund insulation for middle-income homes.
Government announces it will offer £1billion in grants to insulate homes across the country from 2023, which it claims could save eligible households £310 per year on their energy bills.
The Eco+ scheme will focus on offering low-cost insulation to homes which have poor energy efficiency ratings and are in lower council tax bands.
The UK Government will offers grants to fund insulation for middle-Income homes to lower-income households, those in social housing, on a low-income or who are classed as being fuel poor.
80% of the new Eco+ funding would be targeted at those who had not previously been eligible for Government support.
Households will need to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D or below to apply for this tranche of funding.
Households will also need to be in ‘lower’ council tax bands, although the Government has not specified which ones.
A fifth of the fund will also be targeted to those who are the most vulnerable, including those on means tested benefits or in fuel poverty.
The new scheme is set to run from early 2023 until March 2026 and would help meet a recent target to reduce energy consumption by 15% by 2030.
Source: The Guardian