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In from the cold: The funding gap for non-gas fuel poor homes under ECO, and a proposal to fill it


Across Great Britain, households located in properties off the gas network are being left behind in the fight against fuel poverty. In particular, the UK Government’s main scheme to provide heating and insulation measures to low income households – Energy Company Obligation (ECO) – is failing off-gas homes. National Energy Action (NEA) was commissioned by the four gas distribution network (GDN) companies to examine opportunities to address the non-gas gap under ECO and redirect support to vulnerable households who need it most.