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Policies & Measures

This section contains information about policies and measures addressing energy poverty.

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The Big Energy Saving Network is made up of local community groups and charities across Great Britain that can advise on energy saving in the home, switching energy suppliers, different energy tariffs and available government support to help the most vulnerable get warmer homes and lower fuel...Read more

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The SMART-UP project encourages the active use of smart meters and in-home displays by vulnerable consumers to change their energy behaviour. Social workers and other frontline staff have been trained to advise and empower vulnerable households to become more energy efficient. The target is to...Read more

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This measure prohibits the disconnection of electricity, gas and water supply for vulnerable households as certified by local social services. It also applies a precautionary principly according to which utility companies are obliged to check first with local services whether the consumer with...Read more

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This measure gives additional safeguards against disconnection for vulnerable households, and prohibits disconnection of all households during the winter (October 1 - April 1). A household consumer is considered vulnerable if the termination of the transport or the supply of electricity or gas...Read more

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