Fuel Poverty:Written question - 902839

(Paisley and Renfrewshire North)

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Asked on: 17 December 2015
Department for Energy and Climate Change
Fuel Poverty
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps she is taking to reduce the level of fuel poverty.
Answered by: Amber Rudd
Answered on: 07 January 2016

A reformed domestic supplier obligation (ECO) from April 2017, which will run for 5 years, will upgrade the energy efficiency of over 200,000 homes per year tackling the root cause of fuel poverty. Our extension of the Warm Home Discount to 2020/21 at current levels of £320m per annum will also help vulnerable households with their energy bills.

We intend to focus our efforts through ECO and the Warm Home Discount more effectively on the fuel poor, and will be consulting on our future approach in the spring.

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