Thousands of UK households will receive eco grants to upgrade their homes as part of a three-year project slated for an announcement next week.
The “Eco Plus” scheme, which is said to cost £ 1 billion, will run for three years from April 2023 as part of the Chancellor’s aim to cut Britain’s energy use by 15% by 2030. With intelligent heating controls like thermostatic radiator valves and loft and cavity wall insulation, the government is working on ways to lower people’s energy bills.
A Westminster source said Business Secretary Grant Shapps is looking to offer the scheme to people in council tax bands A to D.
The Mirror understands the grants could be worth about £1,500 per household. According to the Energy Efficiency Infrastructure Group, which represents firms including E.ON and Velux, improving a poor-performing property could save families up to £1000 each year.
It has touted Eco Plus as a “Great British Energy Saving Scheme” led by energy suppliers and funded by the government. As part of the ECO4 scheme from 2022 to 2026, energy bills support upgrading the most inefficient houses in the poorest neighborhoods.
The Times reported that ministers believe loft insulation could save £640 a year, cavity wall insulation could save £525 a year, and intelligent heating controls could protect £525 a year. It comes after it emerged people in the UK are set to be given tips by the government to save up to £420 a year on their energy bills.
A £25m public information campaign will likely advise lowering boiler temperatures, turning off radiators in empty rooms, and taking showers instead of baths.