Warm Front scheme reopens

Published on Thursday, 14 April 2011 10:25
Posted by Scott Buckler

From today, householders who struggle to heat their homes can apply for help under the reopened Warm Front scheme(April 14th)

Warm Front will provide assistance to more than 90,000 of the poorest households over the next two years, helping householders to install heating measures and insulate their homes.

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne said:

“We have improved the Warm Front scheme so it’s better targeted at those who need it most, helping around 90,000 households over the next two years. “Next year we will be launching the Green Deal, the government’s national overhaul of home energy efficiency, which will provide extra help to vulnerable households.”

Following a recent consultation, the scope of Warm Front has been revised to better focus support on low income, fuel poor households. Eligibility will now be based on a combination of income related benefits, mirroring those used to identify Cold Weather Payment recipients. Household thermal efficiency will also be taken into account when considering applications. This will ensure those in the most energy inefficient homes will be targeted for help under the scheme.

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