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Fuel-poor homes face taking £250 hit due to poor insulation

Better insulation would save large sums for millions struggling with the cost of living, finds LGA report

Fuel-poor homes face taking £250 hit due to poor insulation

People in “fuel-poor” households in England are facing annual bills of around £250 higher than needed because of poorly insulated homes, says Local Government Association (LGA) research.

The LGA has identified about 3 million households where better insulation would save large sums for people struggling with the rising cost of living.

The report states that about £770m is wasted each year trying to heat these leaky homes, according to an analysis for the LGA by WPI Economics.

”“Ensuring homes are well insulated also means fewer people are at risk of the health risks associated with living in cold, damp conditions, and this is work we have to do as part of our drive to net zero. Councils are keen to help the government deliver on this win-win policy and increase the number of buildings insulated by winter.”

David Renard, a councillor and environment spokesperson for the LGA
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