More people to receive help to stay warm in their homes thanks to new energy reforms

Homes across the UK will get extra support to keep warm during the colder months thanks to reforms published today. Changes to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) will make sure energy companies provide necessary support to people struggling to meet their heating bills. Plans to extend the scheme from April 2017 to September 2018 were also published today.

The reforms which were consulted on last year will usher in a simplified scheme, with energy companies required to provide struggling households with free energy efficiency measures to make their homes warmer and bring their bills down.

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